National Herald case hearing today at Patiala House court

The court had, on February 10, adjourned the hearing in the matter against Congress president Sonia Gandhi and vice-president Rahul Gandhi for allegedly conspiring to cheat in a land deal till March 25.

The Patiala House Court will today hear the National Herald case against Congress president Sonia Gandhi and vice-president Rahul Gandhi for allegedly conspiring to cheat in a land deal.

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader leader Subramanian Swamy had filed an application in 2012, accusing Sonia, Rahul and others associated with Congress in the case.

The court had, on February 10, adjourned the hearing in the matter till March 25.

Swamy's counsel had submitted a list of witnesses and other evidences against the accused.

The BJP leader's plea was earlier dismissed by the court, which had sought documents related to the National Herald case against Sonia and Rahul along with other accused.

Swamy had earlier sought documents and ledger books maintained by the Congress and the Associated Journals Limited (AJL), owner of the National Herald.

In his complaint, Swamy had alleged that the Congress granted an interest-free loan of Rs 90.25 crore to the AJL, established by Jawaharlal Nehru, which was either not repaid or repaid in case, which was in violation of Section 269T of the Income Tax Act, 1961.

In August 2016, Patiala House Court had issued notice to Congress president, vice-president Rahul Gandhi and five other accused in case on Swamy's application seeking presentation of certain documents from AJL and Indian National Congress.

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