ED grills Sonia Gandhi: Rahul Gandhi detained as Congress marches to Rashtrapati Bhavan

New Delhi [India]: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi along with several party leaders were restrained by Delhi Police at Vijay Chowk during MPs’ march to Rashtrapati Bhavan to protest against the questioning of the party’s acting head of state Sonia Gandhi by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in the National Herald case.

Rahul Gandhi is been taken to Parliament Road police station after being restrained during a protest march from Parliament to Vijay Chowk. Congress leaders are holding a nationwide protests against the abuse of main probe companies versus Resistance leaders.
” All (Congress) MPs came here. They talked about inflation and also unemployment. They (Cops) are not permitting us to sit below. Conversations are not allowed inside (the Parliament) as well as below they are apprehending us,” said Rahul Gandhi prior to being restrained.

A number of MPs of the event were restrained by the police following their protest march from Parliament.

All Congress MPs were quit at Vijay Chowk as well as stopped from marching to Rashtrapati Bhavan.

” We’re opposing according to the direction of the cops. All of this is a conspiracy by PM Modi & Amit Shah to completely ruin the Opposition as well as muzzle our voices. We will not be terrified, our fight will continue,” Congress leader and also LoP Mallikarjun Kharge stated.

” We had actually required that there be conversation in Parliament on rising cost of living, joblessness, Agnipath & abuse of firms. Govt declined it. We stated we’ll oppose at Rajghat on this, however weren’t permitted. We stated that we’ll give a memorandum to President. They didn’t allow,” Deepender Hooda stated.

Sonia Gandhi accompanied by her child Priyanka Gandhi Vadra got to the ED workplace in the nationwide capital. Congress leader Rahul Gandhi likewise arrived at the ED office.

The first round of examining was performed on July 21 when a number of Congress leaders were detained as the celebration placed a program of stamina by organizing nationwide presentations in support of the celebration chief.

The ED carried June 1 mobilized Sonia Gandhi to appear prior to its detectives on June 8 in case for the first time in connection with a money laundering case involving the National Herald.

The firm had actually issued comparable summons to Sonia Gandhi detectives on June 8 and after that on June 21.

Sonia Gandhi can not stand for examining after evaluating positive and also being hospitalised for Covid-19. The Congress leader had developed a light high temperature on June 1 evening and also was discovered COVID-19 positive upon checking the following early morning.

After her discharge from the healthcare facility, she had actually requested for even more time to appear prior to the firm.

The ED wants to tape both Sonia Gandhi’s statements under criminal areas of the Avoidance of Cash Laundering Act (PMLA).

Last month the ED had questioned Rahul Gandhi on numerous occasions in the case.

The instance to explore claimed economic irregularities under the PMLA was registered concerning 9 months ago after a high court took cognisance of an Earnings Tax obligation Division probe carried out on the basis of a personal criminal issue submitted by former Bharatiya Janata Celebration (BJP) MP in 2013.

The petitioner had actually come close to the court declaring that the properties of Associated Journals Limited (AJL), which published the National Herald newspaper, were fraudulently acquired as well as transferred to Young Indian Pvt Limited (YIL), in which Sonia Gandhi and her kid had 38 per cent shares each.

The YIL marketers include Congress President Sonia Gandhi and also Rahul Gandhi. Swamy had actually alleged that the Gandhis ripped off and also abused funds, with YIL paying just Rs 50 lakh to get the right to recoup Rs 90.25 crore that AJL owed to Congress.

Congress argued that YIL was a not-for-profit company under Section 25 of the Companies Act, 1956 that can neither accumulate earnings neither pay dividends to its shareholders.

Calling it a case of political grudge, elderly Supreme Court supporter as well as Congress leader Abhishek Singhvi had actually said, “This is really an extremely weird instance– a claimed money laundering instance on which summons are released without any cash involved.”

The government company’s move followed the questioning of elderly Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge and also Congress Treasurer Pawan Bansal in April this year in New Delhi about its money laundering probe right into the National Herald case.

The firm after that tape-recorded the statements of both the Congress leaders after that under the PMLA. The National Herald is published by AJL and also owned by YIL.

While Kharge is the CEO of YIL, Bansal is the Handling Director of AJL.

The ED is presently investigating the shareholding pattern as well as financial deals as well as the role of event functionaries in the functioning of AJL and YIL.

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