The Delhi High Court recently, rejected the pleas of Congress President Sonia gandhi and Vice-president Rahul Gandhi for quashing the summons issued to them in the National Herald Case. The Delhi high Court even made some really severe observations of their questionable conduct regarding their accused take over on the publication.
And so Justice Gaur aslo turned down their plea for exemption from making a public appearance for the case’s trial in court.
There are five others accused alongwith the Gandhis- Suman Dubey, Moti Lal Vohra, Oscar Fernandez, Sam Pitroda and Young India Ltd. for cheating and misappropriately using funds.
Here are some key points to understand the National Herald Case better:
1. The National Herald Newspaper was started by Jawahar Lal Nehru in 1938 during the struggle for freedom. The paper served as an essential piece of comunication for the congress.
2. The case was filed y BJP leader Subramanian Swamy against sonia and Rahul Gandhi along with others, for fraudulently acquiring Associated Journal Ltd. (AJL) and for transferring funds worth crores of rupess into another company young Indian.
3. Sonia And Rahul Gandhi are also accused for recovering funds through AJL worth Rs. 90.25 crore by paying just 50 lakhs via Young Indian.
4. Swamy also alleged that Sonia and Rahul Gandhi acquired properties of AJL worth Rs. 1,600 crore.
5. A Delhi court in 2014 summoned asked Congress president Sonia Gandhi and vice-president Rahul Gandhi to appear before the court. Since then the case is sub judice.
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