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National Herald case: Delhi HC sets aside trial court order

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Delhi, 12th July, 2016: In a major setback to Subramanian Swamy and relief to Congress, The Delhi High Court on Tuesday sets aside trial court order summoning documents from Ministry of Finance and Corporate Affairs and other agencies and the party’s 2010-11 balance-sheet in National Herald case.

The court was hearing the pleas of Congress president Sonia Gandhi, party vice-president Rahul Gandhi and party leaders Motilal Vohra, Oscar Fernandes, Suman Dubey, Sam Pitroda and Young Indian Pvt Ltd, which were accused in the case registered by new elected Rajya Sabha member Subramanian Swamy.

Swamy has accused them of allegedly conspiring to cheat and misappropriate funds by just paying Rs 50 lakh by which Young Indian Pvt Ltd obtained the right to recover Rs 90.25 crore which Associated Journals Pvt Ltd owed to the Congress.

However, all the accused leaders have refused the allegations levelled on them by Swamy.

After the judgement came, Swamy tweeted on a social media that:

The High Court had earlier on April 18 reserved its order on the pleas of Congress leaders challenging summoning of documents from different ministries.

A Delhi Court had on March 11 given its nod to Swamy’s plea, seeking the balance sheets of the Indian National Congress (INC) and Associated Journals Pvt Limited (AJL) for the purpose of investigation in this case.

Swamy had on March 1 approached a Delhi Court seeking summoning of certain documents related to the financial details of Congress, AJL and Young Indian Pvt. Ltd.

Wefornews Bureau

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