Rahul Gandhi ED Appearance Live News, National Herald Case Updates: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi is being questioned by the Enforcement Directorate for a third consecutive day today in the National Herald money-laundering probe. The former party president has already been questioned by the ED for over 8 hours on Tuesday and over 10 hours on Monday while the Congress continues its protests and sparred with the BJP, accusing it of conspiring to defame the Gandhi family through the “false” case. Meanwhile, senior Congress leader Sachin Pilot was arrested as he alleged that the police entered the party headquarters, carried out a “lathi-charge” and mistreated women party officials, MPs and other leaders. “We were just entering the party office and for no reason we were just shoved into a bus and taken to a police station and we don’t know what next they plan to do with us,” Pilot told news agency PTI.
Hundreds of Congress leaders and supporters were detained outside the party headquarters at 24, Akbar Road and around central Delhi as they tried to hold a protest against the ED action on Tuesday. The Delhi Police said that it detained 217 Congress workers and leaders, including 15 MPs, from the New Delhi district on Tuesday for holding protests in violation of prohibitory orders and despite being denied permission. They were later released.
For past 3 days senior leaders of INC were being asked to take out procession, protest only at designated sites as per Supreme Court guidelines. But they continued protest at Jantar Mantar & tried to create public disturbances: Delhi police (1/2)— ANI (@ANI) June 15, 2022
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State Congress chief Amit Patkar said that the protest is meant to denounce the “undemocratic ways” in which the party's leaders are being targeted by the BJP-led Central government. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah should explain why Congress leaders were being treated this way, he said. (PTI)
Congress leader Sachin Pilot, detained by police amid protests over Rahul Gandhi's questioning by the Enforcement Directorate, said on Wednesday that the government is “arrogant” and asserted that “police brutality” will not yield results as the party was steadfast in its resolve to expose attempts to intimidate the Opposition. (PTI)
Reacting to the developments at the AICC headquarters in the national capital, Chidambaram wrote on Twitter, “What the police did at the AICC office this morning was an outrageous violation of liberty…The roughing up of Mr Adhir Ranjan Choudhary and others has been captured on video.”
Some 15-16 questions about the incorporation of the Young Indian company, the operations of the National Herald newspaper, the loan given by the Congress to the Associated Journals Limited (AJL) and the funds transfer within the news media establishment have been put to Gandhi during the questioning held till now. (PTI)
Gandhi left the ED office on APJ Abdul Kalam Road around 3 PM after he was quizzed for over three hours in the pre-lunch session. (PTI)
When India faces threats on two fronts, the uncalled for Agnipath scheme reduces the operational effectiveness of our armed forces.— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) June 15, 2022
The BJP govt must stop compromising the dignity, traditions, valour & discipline of our forces.
Rahul Gandhi leaves ED office, questioned for over 3 hours. ED questioning to resume post lunch.
In an act of absolute goondaism perpetuated by Delhi police at stance of govt, they entered Congress office & beat up workers. This is criminal trespass. Their goondaism has reached its zenith. This won't be tolerated & will be accounted for: Randeep Surjewala
We demand an FIR be lodged, they be suspended & disciplinary inquiry be initiated. Today all Congress leaders will hold press conferences. Tomorrow Congress will gherao all Raj Bhavans across India. Protests will also be held at all District levels day after tomorrow: Randeep Surjewala
Sharing a video of police officials forcing their way into the Congress headquarters in New Delhi, the party criticised the BJP-led Centre, calling them “dictators”.
ओ तानाशाह…जब गुण्डई ही करनी है, तो उतरो लोकतंत्र की कुर्सी से और आओ जनता के सामने।— Congress (@INCIndia) June 15, 2022
कांग्रेस के जिस दफ्तर में तुमने अपने पुलिसिया गुंडे भेजे हैं, उस दफ्तर ने दुनिया के सबसे बड़े साम्राज्य को धूल चटाई है…तुम्हारे अहंकार की तो हैसियत ही क्या है?
हम अहंकार तुम्हारा तोड़ेंगे। pic.twitter.com/rQexyK3srA
#WATCH | Delhi: Many people threw barricades at police near AICC office, so there might've been a scrimmage. But police didn't go inside the AICC office & use lathi charge. Police are not using any force. We will appeal to them to coordinate with us…: SP Hooda, Special CP (L&O) pic.twitter.com/umkUd7pAzz— ANI (@ANI) June 15, 2022
A meeting of Congress leaders, including KC Venugopal, Bhupesh Baghel, Randeep Surjewala and Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury is underway at Congress Headquarters over the issue of Police's entry into the HQ.
Delhi | It's unfortunate that we are being stopped from going to go to our own party headquarters. My official residential premises have been sealed by placing barricades. This indicates at political revenge: Congress MP Deepender S Hooda pic.twitter.com/oCeV2E2Y46— ANI (@ANI) June 15, 2022
Police are indulging in goondaism on the directions of the govt. We have never seen such barbarism in the history of India: Congress MP Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury
Delhi | Congress workers & leaders protesting against ED questioning of Rahul Gandhi detained by police outside AICC office— ANI (@ANI) June 15, 2022
Are we terrorists? Why are you scared of us? They are using police force against Congress leaders and workers: Congress MP Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury pic.twitter.com/6SAJ4a4PN9
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has reached the Enforcement Directorate office in Delhi for questioning in the National Herald money laundering probe. Gandhi has already been questioned by the ED for over 11 hours on Tuesday and over 10 hours on Monday.
#WATCH | Women leaders and workers of Congress protest outside the party office in Delhi. Rahul Gandhi is appearing before ED for the third consecutive day today in connection with the National Herald case. pic.twitter.com/VsIVUUG1ya— ANI (@ANI) June 15, 2022
#WATCH| We can't bring our own staff to the AICC office now; we were told that only 2 CMs can come here & no one else has the permission… 'unhone Rahul Gandhi ke muh mei haath daalne ki koshish ki hai, unko bahut mehengi padegi': Chhattisgarh CM & Congress leader Bhupesh Baghel pic.twitter.com/H79k9jwHYz— ANI (@ANI) June 15, 2022
#WATCH | Delhi: Congress workers chant 'Rahul Gandhi zindabad' while holding a protest over the ED probe against him in connection with the National Herald case.— ANI (@ANI) June 15, 2022
(Visuals from inside the AICC office) pic.twitter.com/z9fNDA4LJE
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