National Herald Case: Delhi Court takes up Swamy’s appeal, Congress to furnish balance sheets

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New Delhi, Nov 4: One of the most controversial legal tussles in the country--the National Herald Case--brought to light by Rajya Sabha MP and BJP leader Subramaniam Swamy against the Gandhi family has a date with a Delhi court on Friday.

The Patiala House Court in the national capital will hear a plea filed by Swamy in the National Herald case, says report.

Swamy Gandhi

According to reports, in August, the court issued notices to Congress Party president Sonia Gandhi, vice president Rahul Gandhi and five others on Swamy's application seeking presentation of certain documents from Associated Journals Pvt. Ltd (AJL) and Indian National Congress (INC) in connection with the National Herald case.

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. (YI)

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 crores which the AJL had owed to the Congress.

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