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21 Jul 2018

National Herald Case: Subramanian Swamy records his statement in Delhi-court

Swamy records his statement in National Herald case

BJP leader Subramanian Swamy today recorded his statement before a Delhi court in the National Herald case, filed by him against Congress chief Rahul Gandhi, his mother Sonia Gandhi, and other accused.

Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Samar Vishal recorded a part of Swamy's statement and posted the matter for hearing on August 25, when it will record the remaining part of his statement.

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Swamy records his statement in National Herald case

What is National Herald case?

The BJP leader has accused the Gandhis and others of conspiring to cheat and misappropriate funds by paying only Rs. 50 lakh, through which Young Indian Pvt Ltd obtained the right to recover Rs. 90.25 crore that Associate Journals Ltd owed to the Congress.


The court had summoned the accused persons in 2014

All the seven accused, the Gandhis, AICC treasurer Motilal Vora, AICC General Secretary Oscar Fernandes, Suman Dubey, Sam Pitroda, and Young Indian, denied the allegations.

On December 19, 2015, the court granted bail to Sonia Gandhi, Rahul, Vora, Fernandes, and Dubey, who have appeared before it pursuant to the summonses.

Pitroda was granted bail on February 20, 2016, after he appeared in the court.

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Under which IPC sections were the accused summoned by court?

Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi, Motilal Vora, Fernandes, Dubey, and Pitroda were summoned for the alleged offenses of misappropriation of property, criminal breach of trust and cheating, read with the criminal conspiracy of the Indian Penal Code.

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