NEW DELHI: Former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday once again appeared before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) for the third consecutive day for the alleged money laundering case in connection with the National Herald case.
Rahul Gandhi was questioned for over 10 hours on Monday and 11 hours on Tuesday by the financial probe agency and was asked to appear again before it on Wednesday.
On Monday and Tuesday, Congress leaders clashed with police and hit the streets which resulted in high-octane political drama and protests in the streets with many top leaders detained.
On Wednesday, Rahul Gandhi arrived at the ED headquarters along with his sister and party general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra. After dropping Rahul Gandhi at the ED office, Priyanka Gandhi then left.
Congress chief Sonia Gandhi has also been summoned to appear before the ED in the same case on June 23. She was asked to appear on June 8 but could not turn up as she was with COVID-19.
On Sunday, she was admitted to Sir Ganga Ram hospital for some COVID-related issues. She is stable and under observation.
The ED registered a fresh case about nine months ago after a trial court in Delhi took cognisance of an Income Tax Department probe carried out based on a private criminal complaint filed by former BJP MP Subramanian Swamy, in 2013.
Swamy claimed that Young Indian Limited (YIL) “took over” the assets of the defunct print media outlet in a “malicious” manner to gain profit and assets worth over Rs 2,000 crore. The BJP leader also alleged that YIL had paid Rs 50 lakh to obtain the rights to recover Rs 90.25 crore which AJL owed the Congress party.