Herald case: HC notice to Swamy on Sonias plea

Written by PTI | New Delhi | Updated: Aug 2 2014, 08:34am hrs
The Delhi High Court on Friday issued notice to BJP leader Subramanian Swamy on a batch of petitions filed by Congress president Sonia Gandhi and others in the case of alleged cheating and misappropriation of funds in acquiring ownership of the now-defunct daily National Herald.

A bench of Justice VP Vaish has fixed the petitions for hearing at 2.30 pm on August 5.

Former law minister and senior advocate Kapil Sibal, appearing for Sonia Gandhi, sought a stay on the proceedings pending in the trial court.

The matter is listed on August 7 before the trial court. I will pass an order before that, Justice Vaish said.

During the brief hearing, Swamy alleged that the petitions have been filed without him being served with copies of petitions.

Besides Sibal, a battery of lawyers including AM Singhvi, Haren Raval and Ramesh Gupta appeared on behalf of accused Congress leaders.