National Herald Case: Congress leaders submits Balance Sheets in Sealed cover in the Court

Sonia Rahul

New Delhi: Today, on 8th April, the Indian National Congress has found submitting its balance sheet for the year 2010-2011 in the sealed cover before the Delhi court, in accordance with the order of the said court in connection with the National Herald case.

In the said National Herald Case, the Congress President- Sonia Gandhi and her son Rahul Gandhi was made accused along with other five persons.

Moreover, the Associated Journals Pvt. Ltd. also found submitting its balance sheet, along with the one from Congress, and it is also in sealed cover for the assessment year 2010- 2011 before the said Delhi Court’s Metropolitan Magistrate Lovleen. Moreover, it is also seen that both these Congress and also Associated Journals Pvt. Ltd. have also requested the court that the said “documents may not be opened or brought on record without hearing the counsel for applicant (Congress and Associated Journals Pvt. Ltd.)”.

Also, as per these accused persons, the summoned documents were already on record of the court and as such the prayer from the side of complainant- Subramanian Swamy, as to summoning the documents was made “either by sheer oversight or just to publicise the issue”.

It was seen earlier that the court on 11th day of last month had summoned the Congress and said entity to produce the documents concerned for the year 2010- 2011, observing that the said documents could not be referred as “personal documents” of the accused.

In the case, the complainant- Subramanian Swamy alleges that the said congress leaders- Sonia and Rahul Gandhis and others involved in the conspiring to cheat and misappropriate funds by just paying Rs. 50 lakhs by which the other entity- Young Indian Pvt. Ltd. had obtained the right to recover Rs. 90.25 crores which the first entity- Associated Journals Pvt. Ltd. had owed to Congress Party.

Earlier the counsel appearing for the complainant found seeking the summoning of the documents of Young Indian Pvt. Ltd., however later seemed not pressing the said demand, during the arguments. The others involved in the said charges are Motilal Vora, Oscar Fernandes, Sam Pitroda and Suman Dubey.

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