Will There be Ruckus on National Herald Case? Rahul Gandhi to appear before ED on June 13

National Herald Case: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi will appear before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on June 13 in the money laundering case.
Will There be Ruckus on National Herald Case? Rahul Gandhi to appear before ED on June 13
Congress Leader Rahul Gandhi to appear before ED on June 13

National Herald Case: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi will appear before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on June 13 in the money laundering case.

On June 13, Congress is preparing to show its strength. Congress is planning a big event to show its strength and give its political message to the BJP government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

According to the sources, a meeting of the general secretaries of the All India Congress Committee (AICC), state in-charges, and Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) chiefs has been convened for Thursday to decide on the strategy for that day.

Members of Parliament have been asked to be present in the national capital
Members of Parliament have been asked to be present in the national capital

National Herald Case: Rahul Gandhi has been summoned to join the probe

Rahul Gandhi has been summoned to join the probe on June 13 i.e. on Monday. Earlier, he was also called to join the probe but he was out of India and later he was given a new date of June 13 to join the investigation.

Meanwhile, the Congress party claims that it is a political vendetta and that there is no basis for an investigation.

National Herald Case: ED also questioned Mallikarjun Kharge and Pawan Bansal

In connection with the money laundering probe in the National Herald case, ED had also questioned senior Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge and Congress treasurer Pawan Bansal in New Delhi in April this year.

Senior Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge
Senior Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge

The agency also recorded the statements of both the leaders under the PMLA act (Prevention of Money Laundering Act).

Associated Journals Limited (AJL) publishes the National Herald, which is owned by Young Indian Private Limited (YIL). YIL's CEO is Kharge, whereas AJL's managing director is Bansal.

ED is presently probing the shareholding pattern

The ED is presently probing the shareholding pattern and financial transactions as well as the role of party functionaries in the working of AJL and YIL.

Enforcement Directorate
Enforcement DirectorateFile Photo

YIL's promoters include Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi. After BJP MP Subramanian Swamy had alleged that the Gandhi family had cheated and misappropriated funds, Young Indian Pvt Ltd gained the right to recover Rs 90.25 crore by paying only Rs 50 lakh.

He had earlier lodged a complaint in a Delhi court. The ED also registered a fresh case under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), after taking cognizance of the Income Tax Department's investigation against YIL on Swamy's plea.

Congress Leader Rahul Gandhi to appear before ED on June 13
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