ED in National Herald Case: No Clues of Motilal Vora as the Decision Maker

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  • No congress member, according to ED, has provided evidence that former party member Motilal Vora made the financial decisions.
  • Sonia Gandhi and son own 38% of YIL’s shares.
  • Gandhis cited the role of Motilal Vora as the chief treasurer during the interrogation.

New Delhi: On Saturday, sources from the Enforcement Directorate claimed that neither the interim leader of the Congress, Sonia Gandhi, nor the party’s MP, Rahul Gandhi, or any other Congress leaders who were being investigated in the case involving the National Herald had provided any documentation to support the assertion that Motilal Vora, the Party’s former treasurer, made the financial decisions.

According to ED sources, both Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi identified Associate Journal Private Limited (AJLlongest-serving )’s treasurer as having decided to transfer shares to Young Indian Private Limited (YIL). As part of the investigation into the National Herald case, in which prominent Congress leaders are accused of breaking rules. The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Wednesday sealed the Young Indian office facility in the National Herald House building in Delhi.

A court petition was also filed alleging that Congress leaders Sonia Gandhi and her son Rahul Gandhi each owned 38% shares of Young Indian Pvt Limited (YIL), which was the recipient of the assets of Associated Journal Limited (AJL), which published the National Herald newspaper, through fraudulent means.

On December 21, 2020, Motilal Vora passed away at the age of 93.During interrogation, “Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi had shifted the blame to Motilal Vora,” according to ED sources.

According to a private suit filed by the former Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) MP Subramanian Swamy in 2013, Gandhi’s cheated and misused money that YIL paid Rs 50 lakh to gain the right to recoup Rs 90.25 crore that AJL owed to Congress.

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