National herald case: Delhi Court issues notice to Sonia, Rahul on Swamy’s application

New Delhi [India], Aug. 27 : A Delhi Court on Saturday issued notices to Congress president Sonia Gandhi, party vice-president Rahul Gandhi and five others on Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy's application seeking summoning of certain documents from Associated Journals Pvt.

Ltd (AJL) and Indian National Congress (INC) in connection with the National Herald case. All the accused have to file their response within two weeks. The court will next hear the case on October 4. The court had on March 11 given its nod to Swamy's plea, seeking the balance sheets of the INC and the AJL for the purpose of investigation in this case.

In an application moved before Metropolitan Magistrate Lovleen, Swamy sought to summon the balance sheet, receipts, income and expenditure statements for assessment years 2010- 11, 2011-12 and 2012-13 of the INC, AJL and Young Indian Pvt.

Ltd. Besides the Congress president and her son, Motilal Vora, Oscar Fernandes, Suman Dubey and Sam Pitroda are the other accused in this case.

Swamy had accused Sonia, Rahul and others of conspiring to cheat and misappropriate funds by just paying Rs.

50 lakh by which YI obtained the right to recover Rs. 90.25 crore which the AJL had owed to the Congress..

Source: ANI