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Rahul Gandhi Summoned Once more As we speak, Questioned For 40 Hours In 4 Days


Congress MP Rahul Gandhi has mentioned the ED probe is political vendetta. (File)

New Delhi:

At the same time as Congress chief Rahul Gandhi was being questioned for a fourth day by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) as we speak, he has been summoned for tomorrow as effectively, it’s learnt. The Wayanad MP has been questioned for 40 hours in 4 days to date in a case of alleged cash laundering.

Final week, from Monday to Wednesday, Rahul Gandhi was questioned for greater than 30 hours. He was allowed a break to be together with his hospitalised mom, Congress President Sonia Gandhi, earlier than questioning resumed as we speak. 

Sonia Gandhi, in the meantime, was discharged as we speak after therapy of post-Covid issues. She has additionally been summoned by the ED however given time until June 23 attributable to her sickness.

The ED is investigating the Gandhis’ function in what is called the Nationwide Herald case. It entails the Younger Indian’s takeover of AJL (Related Journals Restricted), the corporate that ran the Nationwide Herald newspaper, a Congress mouthpiece which has since remodeled into an online-only outlet.

The Younger Indian took over Rs 800 crore in belongings of AJL and, in accordance with the Earnings Tax division, this ought to be thought-about an asset of Younger Indian’s shareholders Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi, for which they need to pay tax. The Congress has claimed that the Younger Indian is a non-profit organisation, so shareholders can’t make any cash from its belongings.

The Enforcement Directorate has argued that Younger Indian has not finished any charitable work; its solely transaction was the switch of AJL’s debt. The Congress has countered that the newspaper is the charity. The Earnings Tax order has been challenged in courtroom and is pending within the Supreme Courtroom.

Final week, as Rahul Gandhi was being questioned on the ED workplace in central Delhi, Congress leaders and employees clashed with Delhi Police, protesting what they name “vendetta politics” by the ruling BJP.

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