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Rahul Gandhi reappears before ED in National Herald money laundering case

The Congress MP from Wayanad in Kerala has spent more than 40 hours with the federal investigating agency over four sittings since his first appearance on June 13.

Vani Mehrotra Edited by: Vani Mehrotra @vani_mehrotra New Delhi Updated on: June 21, 2022 13:04 IST

Highlights

  • The ED probe pertains to alleged financial irregularities in Young Indian Private Limited
  • Young Indian Private Limited owns the National Herald newspaper
  • The newspaper is published by Associated Journals Limited (AJL)

Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday appeared before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) for the fifth day of questioning in the National Herald money laundering case. The Congress leader arrived at the ED headquarters on APJ Abdul Kalam Road in central Delhi at 11:15 am along with his security escort.

A strong contingent of police and paramilitary personnel was deployed around the federal agency's office even as Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) has been imposed in the area.

On Monday, Rahul Gandhi had appeared for questioning for around 12 hours on the fourth day.

Gandhi left the headquarters of the agency on APJ Abdul Kalam Road in central Delhi around 12:30 am.

He arrived at the ED office just after 11 in the morning and went out once in the afternoon for over an hour, accompanied by his "Z+" category CRPF security escort.

He has been asked by the agency to continue recording his statement for the fifth day on Tuesday.

The Congress MP from Wayanad in Kerala has spent more than 40 hours with the federal investigating agency over four sittings since his first appearance on June 13.

The ED probe pertains to alleged financial irregularities in the Congress-promoted Young Indian Private Limited, which owns the National Herald newspaper.

The newspaper is published by Associated Journals Limited (AJL).

Congress president Sonia Gandhi has also been summoned by the agency for questioning in the case on June 23.

She was discharged on Monday from a private hospital in Delhi where she was admitted for coronavirus-related complications.

(With inputs from PTI)

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