National Herald case: Relief for Congress, Delhi High Court sets aside trial court order

By: | Updated: July 12, 2016 3:16 PM

In a major relief to Congress, the Delhi High Court on Tuesday set aside trial court order in connection with the National Herald case.

The court has set aside trial court order summoning documents from Ministry of Finance & Corporate Affairs, other agencies and the party's 2010-11 balance-sheet.The court has set aside trial court order summoning documents from Ministry of Finance & Corporate Affairs, other agencies and the party’s 2010-11 balance-sheet.

In a major relief to Congress President Sonia Gandhi, party Vice-President Rahul Gandhi, the Delhi High Court on Tuesday set aside trial court order in connection with the National Herald case.

The court has set aside trial court order summoning documents from Ministry of Finance & Corporate Affairs, other agencies and the party’s 2010-11 balance-sheet.

A Delhi Court had on March 11 given its nod to Subramaniyan? Swamy’s plea, seeking the balance sheets of the Indian National Congress (INC) and Associated Journals Pvt Limited (AJL) for the purpose of investigation in this case.

Swamy had on March 1 approached a Delhi Court seeking summoning of certain documents related to the financial details of Congress, AJL and Young Indian Pvt. Ltd.

In an application moved before Metropolitan Magistrate Lovleen, Swamy sought to summon the balance sheet, receipts, income and expenditure statements for assessment years 2010- 11, 2011-12 and 2012-13 of the INC, AJL and Young Indian Pvt. Ltd.

Besides the Congress president and her son, Motilal Vora, Oscar Fernandes, Suman Dubey and Sam Pitroda are the other accused in this case.

Swamy had accused Sonia, Rahul and others of conspiring to cheat and misappropriate funds by just paying Rs. 50 lakh by which YI obtained the right to recover Rs. 90.25 crore which the AJL had owed to the Congress.

(With inputs from agencies)

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