ED Summons Sonia Gandhi, Rahul In Money Laundering Case

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  • Congress said it will fight the case legally and politically.
  • The National Herald case pertains to the alleged misappropriation of assets of over ₹2,000 crore in an equity transaction.
  • Senior advocate Abhishek Manu Singhvi said ED had closed the case in 2015.

New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate on Wednesday, June 1st, summoned Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi in a money laundering case related to the National Herald newspaper.

The case was registered recently to probe alleged financial irregularities in the party-promoted Young Indian that owns the National Herald newspaper. The agency wants to record the statements of Sonia and Rahul Gandhi under criminal sections of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).

The agency recently questioned senior Congress leaders Mallikarjun Kharge and Pawan Bansal as part of the investigation. The ED on May 30th, arrested Delhi health minister and Aam Aadmi Party’s Satyendar Jain.

The five-year-old money laundering case which had arisen out of a First Information Report filed by the Central Bureau of Investigation in August 2017. The Congress has said that the ED’s decision to issue summons to the former and present party chief an act of political vendetta.

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