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Patiala House Court defers hearing in National Herald case till 9 December

News Agencies | Updated on: 4 November 2016, 17:02 IST

The Patiala House Court, on 4 November, adjourned the plea filed by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramaniam Swamy in a case related to the National Herald.

The hearing on this matter will next take place on 9 December.

In August, the court issued notices to Congress Party president Sonia Gandhi, vice-president Rahul Gandhi and five others on Swamy's application seeking presentation of certain documents from Associated Journals Pvt. Ltd (AJL) and Indian National Congress (INC) in connection with the National Herald case.

The court had on 11 March given its nod to Swamy's plea, seeking the balance sheets of the INC and the AJL for the purpose of investigation in this case.

In an application moved before Metropolitan Magistrate Lovleen, Swamy sought to summon the balance sheet, receipts, income and expenditure statements for assessment years 2010- 11, 2011-12 and 2012-13 of the INC, AJL and Young Indian Pvt. Ltd.

Besides the Congress president and her son, Motilal Vora, Oscar Fernandes, Suman Dubey and Sam Pitroda are the other accused in this case.

Swamy had accused Sonia, Rahul and others of conspiring to cheat and misappropriate funds by just paying Rs 50 lakh by which YI obtained the right to recover Rs 90.25 crores which the AJL had owed to the Congress.


First published: 4 November 2016, 17:02 IST