A Delhi court on Saturday fixed January 8, 2019 for the cross-examination of BJP leader Subramanian Swamy in National Herald case, which was filed by him against Congress chief Rahul Gandhi, his mother Sonia Gandhi and others. The order on an application moved by senior Congress leader and an accused in the case, Motilal Vora was also deferred till the next date by Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Samar Vishal.
In his application, Vora sought to restrain Swamy from tweeting about the case and alleged that Swamy is trying to influence the court proceedings with his tweets.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader however, has denied the allegation and asserted that he has "every right to tweet".
Swamy, in a private criminal complaint, had accused the Gandhis and others of conspiring to cheat and misappropriate funds by paying just Rs 50 lakh, through which the Young Indian (YI) Private Limited obtained the right to recover the Rs 90.25 crore the Associate Journals Limited owed to the Congress.
The recording of Swamy's statement as a complainant-witness in the case was concluded recently.
Swamy was indulging in "character assassination" of the accused by tweeting, Vora had told the court earlier.
All the seven accused in the case -- Sonia and Rahul Gandhi, Vora, senior Congress leaders Oscar Fernandes, Suman Dubey and Sam Pitroda and the YI -- have denied the allegations levelled against them.
The court had summoned the accused on June 26, 2014.
On December 19, 2015, it had granted bail to Sonia and Rahul Gandhi, Vora, Fernandes and Dubey, who had appeared before it pursuant to summonses.