The workplace of the Younger Indian in Delhi has been sealed by the Enforcement Directorate over a case linked to the Nationwide Herald newspaper. Police have been deployed exterior the residence of Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, questioned lately by the ED.
Listed below are the Prime 10 developments on this large story:
Sources within the Enforcement Directorate stated the places of work of the Younger Indian have been quickly sealed as there was nobody from their aspect to in whose presence searches could possibly be carried out yesterday and at this time.
The principal officer, senior occasion chief Mallikarjun Kharge, has been summoned to get the search concluded. As and when the authorised individual presents himself for concluding the search, seal will probably be lifted, sources stated.
In addition to stationing extra police personnel exterior the ten Janpath Highway residence of Sonia Gandhi, the police have additionally barricaded the roads resulting in the Congress headquarters as a precautionary measure.
“Nationwide Herald was began by Jawaharlal Nehru, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, Rafi Ahmed Kidwai and so on. to contain the folks of India within the freedom wrestle. Immediately the investigative company ED is being misused to tarnish it and the picture of Congress. Not solely towards us, ED is getting used towards each opposition occasion within the nation to destabilise the governments,” senior Congress chief Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury stated.
The Enforcement Directorate raided the places of work of Nationwide Herald in Delhi’s Herald Home yesterday. Eleven different areas linked to the AJL have been additionally raided.
The raids got here days after questioning Sonia Gandhi in an alleged cash laundering case linked to the newspaper. The ED has additionally questioned Rahul Gandhi –Sonia Gandhi’s son and former Congress chief — for about 50 hours within the case.
Yesterday’s raid was adopted by vehement Congress protests. Calling it “vendetta politics”, Jairam Ramesh tweeted, “The raids on Herald Home, Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg are part of the continued assault towards India’s principal opposition-Indian Nationwide Congress”.
The YIL took over Related Journals Restricted, which runs the Nationwide Herald. It took over 800 crores in property of AJL and in response to the Earnings Tax division, this needs to be thought of an asset of Younger India shareholders Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi, for which they need to pay tax.
The Congress has claimed that the Younger Indian is a non- revenue, and so the shareholders can’t make any cash from its property.
The Enforcement Directorate has argued that Younger Indian has not performed any charitable work and can’t declare the profit. Its solely transaction was the switch of AJL’s debt. The Congress has countered that the newspaper is the charity.