ED Accepts Sonia Gandhi’s request For Deferment Of Summons

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  • The Congress president had been summoned by the agency for questioning
  • Congress president Sonia Gandhi on wrote to the enforcement directorate seeking postponement
  • Money laundering case related to the National Herald newspaper on June 23rd.

New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate on Wednesday accepted Congress president Sonia Gandhi’s written request seeking deferment of summons for today in the National Herald case. The agency is yet to decide the next date for fresh summons to her.

Earlier in the day, Sonia had written to the probe agency seeking postponement of her appearance by a few weeks till she recovers completely from Covid-19 and a lung infection. Since she’s been strictly advised rest at home following her hospitalisation on account of Covid & lung infection.

Congress Pres Sonia Gandhi has written to ED today seeking postponement of her appearance there by a few weeks till she’s recovered completely,” tweeted Congress leader Jairam Ramesh.

The Congress president was discharged from the Sir Ganga Ram Hospital here on Monday evening and was advised to rest at home, the party said.She was admitted to the hospital on June 12th, days after she tested positive for Covid-19 on June 2nd.

Gandhi, 75, had earlier been scheduled to appear before the ED on June 8th but had sought more time from the probe agency in view of her Covid infection. The agency has issued a fresh summons to her for an appearance before it on June 23rd.

Her son and former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi has been questioned by the ED for 50 hours over five days in connection with the same case. Meanwhile, the Congress has accused the Centre of targeting opposition leaders by misusing investigative agencies and has termed the entire action a “political vendetta”.

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