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National Herald money laundering case: ED accepts Sonia Gandhi's request to defer questioning

Congress has accused the Centre of targeting opposition leaders by misusing investigative agencies.

Paras Bisht Edited by: Paras Bisht @ParasBisht15 New Delhi Updated on: June 23, 2022 6:18 IST
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Congress President Sonia Gandhi during the concluding programme of the party's Azadi Gaurav Yatra, at Rajghat in New Delhi. 

 

Highlights

  • Sonia writes to ED seeking postponement of appearance till complete recovery
  • Congress president had been summoned by ED for questioning in a money laundering case
  • Gandhi was discharged on Monday from a private Delhi hospital

National Herald money laundering case: The Enforcement Directorate has accepted Congress chief Sonia Gandhi's request to the central agency, seeking postponement of her appearance by a few weeks till she recovers completely from Covid and a lung infection. 

"Since she has been strictly advised rest at home following her hospitalisation on account of Covid and lung infection, Congress President Smt.

Sonia Gandhi has written to ED today seeking the postponement of her appearance there by a few weeks till she has recovered completely," Jairam Ramesh said on Twitter. 

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Sonia Gandhi was discharged from the Sir Ganga Ram Hospital on Monday evening and was advised rest at home. She was admitted to the hospital on June 12, days after she tested positive for COVID-19 on June 2.

Gandhi, 75, was scheduled to appear before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in a money laundering case on June 8 but had sought more time from the probe agency in view of her Covid infection. The agency has issued a fresh summons to her for appearance before it on June 23. Congress has accused the Centre of targeting opposition leaders by misusing investigative agencies and has termed the entire action "political vendetta".

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