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Money laundering case: Sonia Gandhi appears before ED for the second time

New Delhi | Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday appeared earlier than the Enforcement Directorate (ED) for its second spherical of questioning within the alleged cash laundering case associated to the newspaper ‘Nationwide Herald’. Sonia Gandhi alongside together with her son Rahul Gandhi and daughter Priyanka Gandhi Vadra reached the federal company’s workplace positioned at Electricity Lane on APJ Abdul Kalam Highway in central Delhi at round 11 am. Whereas Priyanka Gandhi stayed within the company’s workplace, Rahul left instantly.

Sonia Gandhi (75) was first questioned on July 21 for over two hours within the case. Then he answered 28 questions of the company. The ED is probing alleged monetary irregularities in Younger Indian Pvt Ltd, which owns the Nationwide Herald, a newspaper promoted by Congress. The Congress has condemned the ED’s motion in opposition to its high management and termed it as a “political vendetta”. In 2013, a trial court docket right here had taken cognizance of the Revenue Tax Division’s investigation in opposition to Younger Indian Pvt Ltd based mostly on a personal felony criticism by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Subramanian Swamy.

The ED started questioning the Gandhi household late final yr after registering a contemporary case underneath felony provisions of the Prevention of Cash Laundering Act. Sonia and Rahul Gandhi are among the many promoters and majority shareholders of Younger Indian. Like his son, the Congress President additionally holds 38 per cent stake.

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