National Herald Case: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi to appear before ED again today

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In the National Herald case, Rahul Gandhi will be questioned by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) for the second day in a row today. Earlier on Monday, the ED had questioned Rahul Gandhi for about 10 hours. 

During the late-night interrogation, Rahul asked the ED officer, “Is the intention to stop at night? If so, I will come after dinner.”

According to sources, during the interrogation, the agency did not appear satisfied with his answer. Some papers have also been demanded from him. Rahul was seen avoiding answering the question of the agency many times. He has been called back on Tuesday.

On Monday, hundreds of Congress workers took to the streets in Delhi and state capitals to protest the interrogation of Rahul Gandhi. 

Apart from Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel, Congress leaders Randeep Surjewala, KC Venugopal and many other senior leaders were detained during the protest. The Congress had launched a satyagraha march against the summons of the ED. However, soon after Rahul Gandhi left the ED office, these leaders were released from police custody at around 11.30 pm.

Congress spokesperson and MP Randeep Singh Surjewala alleged that there was a scuffle between the police and former Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram. 

“His spectacles were thrown to the ground, he has hairline fractures in his left ribs. MP Pramod Tiwari was also thrown on the road. This lead to a head injury and rib fracture. Is this is democracy?” he said. 

However, the Delhi Police said that they have not come to know about any incident of injuries due to use of force by the police. Will investigate any such complaint. Police detained 459 people, including 26 MPs and five MLAs.

Officials had said that the interrogation of senior Congress leaders and the Gandhi family was part of the ED’s probe into the share pattern, financial transactions and role of promoters of Young Indian and Associated Journals Limited (AJL). Among the promoters and shareholders of ‘Young Indian’ are some other members of Congress including Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi.


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