National Herald case: Delhi Court allows Subramanian Swamy’s plea to summon Indian National Congress’s documents.

New Delhi: The plea preferred by the Bharatiya Janata Party- BJP leader- Subramanian Swamy is partly allowed today, i.e. on 11th March, by the honourable Delhi court and as such the court has summoned the certain documents pertaining to the financial details of Indian National Congress- INC for the years 2010- 2011 in connection with the National Herald Case.

The Delhi based court of Metropolitan Magistrate- Lovleen as such has partly allowed the plea which was sought by the BJP leader- Swamy where he sought the summoning of such documents from the INC, Associated Journals Pvt. Ltd. and Young Indian Pvt. Ltd. (YI) in connection with the national heral case.

Moreover, it is also notable that the Court had also summoned the documents from the Associated Journals Pvt. Ltd. along with that of the INC for the same assessment year. It was pointed in the plea preferred by the BJP Leader- Swamy that he sought summoning of such documents saying that these documents were required for the purpose of investigation in the National Herald Case.

By referring the order of the Court which was made in the year 2014 (June 26) where the Congress President- Sonia Gandhi, her Son- Rahul Gandhi, Suman Dubey, Oscar Fernandes, Motilal Vora and Sam Pitroda as accused of the case were summoned by the court. It is also notable that the concerned BJP leader- Subramanian Swamy happens to be complainant in this case and as per his plea, the sufficient grounds for such summoning can be seen mentioned in the aforementioned order of 2014.

Thus, in making of the order, the Court has heard the complainant for summoning of the documents including balance sheet, receipts, income an expenditure statements for the assessment years 2010- 2011, 2011- 2012 of INC, Associated Journals Pvt. Ltd. and others.

In the complaint the BJP leader- Swamy had made accused the Congress leaders- Sonia and Rahul and others for their allegedly conspiring to cheat and misappropriate funds by just paying 50 lakh rupees by which the YI had obtained the right to recover 90.25 crore rupees which the Associated Journals Pvt. Ltd. had owed to the Congress party.

Source: Lawyerslaw.org (Our Media Partner)

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