Last updated: Nov 23, 2022, 11:57 AM IST
Senior Congress Telangana leader Anjan Kumar Yadav has reached the headquarters of the Enforcement Directorate for questioning. The central service had summoned the leader on Wednesday in connection with the National Herald case. Yadav was a member of parliament from Secunderabad constituency in Telangana.
Earlier, sources had confirmed that new troubles were at stake for Sonia and Rahul Gandhi as the Enforcement Directorate (ED) planned to investigate deeply as it had found “major suspicious transactions” in Congress-owned Young Indian , in his research in the National Herald. case.
Transactions of around Rs 4-5 crore were found to have been made through shell companies, sources said, adding that the ED has already taken statements from owners/shareholders/directors of these shell companies.
Sources said all Young Indian office bearers including Pawan Bansal, Mallikarjun Kharge, Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi will be summoned soon, sources said. They will be presented with evidence related to these suspicious transactions.
Congress President Sonia Gandhi and her MP son Rahul Gandhi are among the founders and majority shareholders of Young Indian. Like her son, the president of Congress also owns 38 percent of the stock. The case relates to an investigation into alleged financial irregularities at Young Indian, owner of the National Herald newspaper. The National Herald is published by Associated Journals Limited (AJL) and is owned by Young Indian Pvt Limited. The newspaper bureau is registered to AJL.
The ED searched the Young Indian office in Delhi in August as part of its ongoing investigation into the National Herald case. The searches, which lasted more than six hours, were conducted in the presence of senior party leader Mallikarjun Kharge at the Herald House building. The big old party had also razed to the ground the summons issued to Kharge in the middle of Parliament’s session.
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