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A Delhi Court presided by Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate, Samar Vishal today concluded recording BJP leader Subramanian Swamy’s statement against Congress President Rahul Gandhi, Party leader Sonia Gandhi and others in the National Herald case.
The National Herald case pertains to the assignment of a Rs. 90 crore loan advanced by the Congress party to Associated Journal Ltd (AJL) – owner of National Herald – to Young Indian for a consideration of Rs. 50 lakh.
In his private complaint, Swamy has accused Rahul Gandhi, Sonia Gandhi, Motilal Vohra, Oscar Fernandes, Suman Dubey, Sam Pitroda and Gandhi family controlled – Young Indian of cheating, criminal conspiracy, criminal breach of trust and misappropriation of property.
In his statement before the ACMM today, Swamy said,
“Since then, none of the properties of Associated Journals LTD (AJL) are being used for publishing and printing newspapers but are being rented out at high rates of rent to various organizations, not only in Delhi but in other parts of India where AJL has properties… A conspiracy was hatched to enable Young India to own AJL with thousands of crores of immovable properties, and since 76% of the shares of Young Indian were owned by Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi, hence, the properties of AJL thus came into the control of the Gandhis .”
Swamy would be cross-examined on his statement on October 27.
Meanwhile, arguments in a separate application moved by Motilal Vohra to restrain Swamy from sharing information about the case on social media would be heard on October 6.
Recently, the Delhi High Court has allowed the Income Tax Department to re-assess the income tax of Congress Supremo Rahul Gandhi and Congress leaders Sonia Gandhi and Oscar Fernandes, for the Assessment Year 2011-2012.