The Enforcement Directorate conducted several raids in connection with the National Herald case in Delhi on Tuesday.
The case pertains to allegations of money laundering against Congress leaders Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi. In June 2022, the ED had issued summons to Sonia and Rahul to question them about the allegations.
In 2012, former BJP MP Subrmanian Swamy had filed a complaint accusing the Gandhis of misappropriating funds as proprietors of Young India Private Limited, which had taken over the newspaper’s publisher Associated Journals Limited. It was alleged that the Congress had loaned Rs 90.25 crore to AJL which it couldn’t pay back. Young India then took over AJL. To know more about the case, watch our .
According to , raids were conducted at the offices of National Herald, reportedly to collect documentary evidence. The raids come on the heels of the ED questioning Sonia Gandhi for several hours over three days.
The ED has registered a fresh case under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act after a trial court in Delhi took cognizance of an investigation by the Income Tax department against Young India based on Swamy’s complaint.