Days after the Enforcement Directorate questioned Congress chief Sonia Gandhi in an alleged cash laundering case related to the Nationwide Herald newspaper, the probe company is immediately raiding round 12 places together with the workplaces of the newspaper in Delhi and a number of other different premises linked to Related Journals Restricted (AJL) — the corporate that runs the newspaper. Sources say the probe company is more likely to connect these properties after searches.
Mrs Gandhi was late final month requested over 100 questions in 12 hours unfold over three days. Her son and Congress MP Rahul Gandhi was earlier questioned over 5 days and was requested round 150 questions.
The Gandhis are being investigated in what is known as the “Nationwide Herald case” involving the Younger Indian’s takeover of Related Journals Restricted (AJL), the corporate that runs the Nationwide Herald newspaper based by India’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru.
The Enforcement Directorate says the Younger Indian additionally took over Rs 800 crore in belongings of AJL. In accordance with the Earnings Tax division, this needs to be thought of an asset of the shareholders of Younger Indian — Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi – for which they need to pay tax.
Denying any wrongdoing, the Congress asserts that the Younger Indian is a “not-for-profit” firm and so, there may be no query of cash laundering.
Congress leaders and employees have carried out large demonstrations within the nationwide capital, and in addition throughout the nation, in opposition to the questioning of the highest leaders. They allege the case is politically motivated and the Centre is utilizing probe companies for political vendetta.