ED Questions Rahul Gandhi on 2nd Day in National Herald Case
Faced over 10 hours of questioning a day ago, the Enforcement Directorate started quizzing Congress leader Rahul Gandhi for the second consecutive day on Tuesday in connection with an alleged money laundering case related to the National Herald newspaper.
The 51-year-old senior Congress leader reached ED headquarters around 11.07 am along with his sister Priyanka Gandhi and was deposed before the investigators shortly after his entry into the building.
The former Congress president, a Z+ category protected of the Central Reserve Police Force after the Union government withdrew the Gandhi family’s Special Protection Group cover in 2019, was asked again to join the probe as investigators were not satisfied with the answers he gave to them during questioning on Monday, said official sources.
As per the sources, the Congress leader will be again questioned about the ownership of Young Indian Private Limited (YIL) by the Gandhi family and its shareholding in Associate Journals Limited (AJL), the company that runs the National Herald newspaper.
Investigators will also question about the circumstances under which AJL was acquired by YIL in 2010, making it the owner of all assets owned by the National Herald newspaper.
The National Herald, started by India’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, was published by the AJL. In 2010, the AJL, which faced financial difficulties, was taken over by a newly-floated YIL with Suman Dubey and Sam Pitroda as directors, both of them Gandhi loyalists.
In a complaint in the Delhi High Court, Bharatiya Janata Party leader Subramanian Swamy accused Sonia Gandhi and her son, Rahul Gandhi, and others of conspiring to cheat and misappropriate funds.
SCR announces cancellations of a few trains till June 9
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The Secunderabad-Agartala Express train came to a halt at Berhampur railway station in Odisha on Tuesday after passengers alerted railway officials about smoke emanating from an air-conditioning unit inside one of the coaches, according to officials.
Mancherial: Man Dies of Sunstroke
A sunstroke claimed the life of an elderly man in the town, forcing his family to suspend the engagement of his daughter slated for Monday evening.
Hyderabad: Woman Electrocuted While Trying to Save Child
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