Hearing of National Herald today at Patiala House court


The hearing of National Herald case will be announced today by Patiala House Court. The case was lodged against Congress president Sonia Gandhi and Vice-president Rahul Gandhi for purportedly cheating in a land deal.

In 2012, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader leader Subramanian Swamy had lodged a complaint blaming Sonia, Rahul and other people involved in the case.

On February 10, the Patiala court delayed the hearing in the case till March 25.

Swamy’s guidance had presented a list of witnesses and other proof against the culprits.

Earlier, The BJP leader’s petition was sacked by the court, which had required documents linked to the National Herald case against Sonia and Rahul.

He also collected documents and ledger books kept by the Congress party and the Associated Journals Limited (AJL), owner of the National Herald.

Swamy wrote in his complaint that the Congress gave an interest-free loan of Rs 90.25 crore to the Associated Journals Limited, found by Jawaharlal Nehru, which was either not repaid or repaid in case, which was in infringement of Section 269T of the Income Tax Act, 1961.

Last year in August, Patiala House Court had given notice to Congress president, vice-president Rahul Gandhi and five other culprits in case on Swamy’s complaint requiring presentation of documents from AJL and Indian National Congress.