ANS: Congress President Sonia Gandhi has been summoned by the Enforcement Directorate to appear in court on July 26 instead of July 25 in the National Herald case. Gandhi had previously been called on the 25th of July.
The ED interrogated Sonia Gandhi for over two hours on Thursday in connection with an alleged money laundering scheme involving the National Herald newspaper. Young Indian Private Limited, which was sponsored by the Congress Party and owns the National Herald newspaper, is the subject of an investigation into potential financial irregularities.
Rahul Gandhi, her son and former Congress President was questioned for five days in this issue earlier. In this case, the Prevention of Money Laundering Act is being used to investigate Rahul and Sonia Gandhi.
According to a 2013 private criminal complaint filed by Subramanian Swamy, the Income Tax Department investigated Young Indian in 2013 and took cognizance of that investigation by a Delhi court.
As part of an investigation into financial irregularities at the Congress-promoted Young Indian Private Limited, which owns the National Herald, a charge sheet has been issued by the income tax department. Each of Young Indian’s principal shareholders, Sonia and Rahul Gandhi, have a 38 per cent stake in the company.