National Herald Case: Congress workers protesting Rahul Gandhi’s ED deposition created ruckus on streets, defied SC guidelines, say Delhi Police

National Herald Case Live Updates: The former party president has already been questioned by the ED for over hours on Tuesday and over 10 hours on Monday.

National Herald Case Live Updates: The former party president has already been questioned by the ED for over hours on Tuesday and over 10 hours on Monday.

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.

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18:17 (IST) 15 Jun 2022
Congress workers defied SC guidelines for protests, created ruckus on road: Delhi Police

18:06 (IST) 15 Jun 2022
Goa: Cong to take out protest march to Raj Bhavan over National Herald issue

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)

18:05 (IST) 15 Jun 2022
Govt arrogant, ‘police brutality’ will not yield results: Sachin Pilot

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)

18:03 (IST) 15 Jun 2022
The cops had no search or arrest warrant: Chidambaram on Delhi Police ‘forcibly’ entering AICC

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.”

17:04 (IST) 15 Jun 2022
ED questions Rahul on loan given by Congress to AJL

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)

17:01 (IST) 15 Jun 2022
Rahul Gandhi back at ED office after lunch break

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)

16:58 (IST) 15 Jun 2022
Stop compromising dignity, valour of armed forces: Rahul on Modi govt’s ‘Agnipath’ scheme

15:54 (IST) 15 Jun 2022
Sachin Pilot held by Delhi Police amid protests

15:02 (IST) 15 Jun 2022
Rahul Gandhi leaves ED office, questioning to resume post lunch

Rahul Gandhi leaves ED office, questioned for over 3 hours. ED questioning to resume post lunch.

14:42 (IST) 15 Jun 2022
Goondaism has reached its zenith: Congress on charge of police entry into AICC HQ

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

14:39 (IST) 15 Jun 2022
Dictator… will break your ego’: Congress to Modi govt amid charge of cops entering AICC headquarters

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”.

14:36 (IST) 15 Jun 2022
Police neither went inside AICC office nor used resorted to lathi-charge: Delhi Police

13:38 (IST) 15 Jun 2022
Congress leaders chair meeting over issue of police’s entry into AICC headquarters

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.

13:08 (IST) 15 Jun 2022
My official residential premises have been sealed by placing barricades: Deepender Hooda

12:53 (IST) 15 Jun 2022
Protesting Congress workers burn tyres outside ED office

12:40 (IST) 15 Jun 2022
Never seen such barbarism in history of India: Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury

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

12:06 (IST) 15 Jun 2022
Protesting Congress leaders and workers detained outside AICC office

11:49 (IST) 15 Jun 2022
Rahul Gandhi reaches ED office for Day 3 of questioning

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.

11:46 (IST) 15 Jun 2022
Women leaders and workers of Congress protest outside party office in Delhi

10:35 (IST) 15 Jun 2022
Bhupesh Baghel addresses media on ED action against Rahul Gandhi

09:50 (IST) 15 Jun 2022
Congress workers continue to protest against ED action, chant ‘Rahul Gandhi zindabad’

08:53 (IST) 15 Jun 2022
Traffic curbs remain in place ahead of Rahul Gandhi’s ED appearance

08:49 (IST) 15 Jun 2022
Section 144 remains in force around ED office

The investigating officer of the case, an assistant director-rank ED officer, is expected to continue the questioning related to the incorporation of the Young Indian company, the operations of the National Herald newspaper, the loan given by the Congress to AJL and the fund transfer within the news media establishment.

The probe pertains to alleged financial irregularities in Young Indian Private Limited, promoted by the Congress, that owns National Herald. The newspaper is published by Associated Journals Limited (AJL) and owned by Young Indian.

Gandhi’s mother and Congress president Sonia Gandhi, who is currently admitted to a hospital here due to Covid-related issues, has also been summoned by the agency for questioning in the case on June 23.

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