The Delhi High Court on Monday sought the response of Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, her son Rahul and different accused within the National Herald case on a plea by BJP MP Subramanian Swamy looking for to guide proof within the matter earlier than the trial courtroom. Justice Suresh Kait, whereas issuing discover to the Gandhis, AICC normal secretary Oscar Fernandes, Suman Dubey, Sam Pitroda and Young India (YI), sought their stand on Swamy’s plea by April 12.
Advocate Satya Sabharwal, showing for the BJP MP, and advocate Tarannum Cheema, showing for Gandhis and others, confirmed that the excessive courtroom has issued a discover within the matter and stayed the trial courtroom proceedings until April 12.
The BJP chief, in a non-public felony grievance within the trial courtroom, had accused the Gandhis and others of conspiring to cheat and misappropriate funds by paying solely Rs 50 lakh, by means of which Young Indian Pvt Ltd (YI) obtained the correct to get better Rs 90.25 crore that Associate Journals Ltd, proprietor of National Herald, owed to the Congress.
All the seven accused – the Gandhis, AICC treasurer Motilal Vora, AICC normal secretary Oscar Fernandes, Suman Dubey, Sam Pitroda and YI – had denied the allegations.
Proceedings towards Vora abated subsequent to his dying.
(With PTI inputs)
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