Days after the Enforcement Directorate questioned Congress chief Sonia Gandhi in an alleged cash laundering case related to the Nationwide Herald newspaper, the probe company is at the moment raiding round 12 areas together with the places of work of the newspaper in Delhi and a number of other different premises linked to Related Journals Restricted (AJL) — the corporate that runs the newspaper. Sources say the probe company is prone to connect properties linked to the case after searches.
Congress has hit again saying the Opposition’s questions on essential points like inflation, and unemployment had put the federal government on the again foot. They are unable to reply the individuals of the nation so they’re attempting to humiliate and blackmail those that are asking uncomfortable questions, the social gathering stated.
“It is not simply the Congress however leaders of a number of Opposition events who’re being harassed,” Congress spokesperson Syed Naseer Hussain stated, including that the grand outdated social gathering “is not going to bow down”.
Mrs Gandhi was late final month requested over 100 questions in 12 hours unfold over three days. Her son and Congress MP Rahul Gandhi was earlier questioned over 5 days and was requested round 150 questions.
The Gandhis are being investigated in what is named the “Nationwide Herald case” involving the Younger Indian’s takeover of Related Journals Restricted (AJL), the corporate that runs the Nationwide Herald newspaper based by India’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru.
The Enforcement Directorate says the Younger Indian additionally took over Rs 800 crore in belongings of AJL. In keeping with the Earnings Tax division, this ought to be thought-about an asset of the shareholders of Younger Indian — Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi – for which they need to pay tax.
Denying any wrongdoing, the Congress asserts that the Younger Indian is a “not-for-profit” firm and so, there will be no query of cash laundering.
Congress leaders and staff have carried out huge demonstrations within the nationwide capital, and in addition throughout the nation, in opposition to the questioning of the highest leaders. They allege the case is politically motivated and the Centre is utilizing probe companies for political vendetta.