National Herald Row: Rahul Gandhi joins ED probe for 3rd consecutive day
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday rejoined Enforcement Directorate's ongoing investigation in connection with an alleged money laundering case related to the National Herald newspaper for the third consecutive day. More on Dynamite News:
New Delhi: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday rejoined Enforcement Directorate's ongoing investigation in connection with an alleged money laundering case related to the National Herald newspaper for the third consecutive day.
The Lok Sabha member from Wayanad in Kerala arrived at ED headquarters at around 11.42 am accompanied by his sister Priyanka Gandhi.
Rahul Gandhi has been questioned for over 20 hours since Monday when he was deposed before the ED investigators in the case for the first time.
As per official sources, the Congress leader, a Z+ category protectee of the Central Reserve Police Force after the Union government withdrew the Gandhi family's Special Protection Group cover in 2019, has been confronted with several documents collated by the ED as evidence recovered so far in the case to get his version.
Rahul Gandhi has been questioned in detail about the ownership of Young Indian Private Limited (YIL) by the Gandhi family and its shareholding pattern in Associated Journals Limited (AJL), the company that runs the National Herald newspaper, said sources.
Investigators in the ED, sources said, have also questioned Rahul Gandhi to describe the circumstances under which AJL was acquired by YIL in 2010, making it the owner of all assets owned by the National Herald newspaper.
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All roads leading to the ED office in central Delhi are still barricaded by the police amid heavy deployment of Rapid Action Force personnel and Delhi Police.
The Delhi Police has imposed provisions of Section 144 CrPC to prohibit assembly and entry of people on roads leading to the ED headquarters in Pravaratan Bhawan on A P J Abdul Kalam Road where some youth Congress workers protested and were manhandled by police while trying to push barricades a few minutes after Rahul Gandhi joined the probe on Tuesday.
The police detained all the protesters and bundled them in separate buses to take them away from Central Delhi. (ANI)