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Patiala House Court to resume hearing in National Herald case today

Hearing in the National Herald case involving Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, vice president Rahul Gandhi and senior party leaders will resume at the Patiala House Court here on Monday.

Updated: Mar 21, 2016, 12:41 PM IST
Patiala House Court to resume hearing in National Herald case today

New Delhi: The Patiala House Court here will on Monday resume the hearing in the National Herald Case involving Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, vice president Rahul Gandhi and senior party leaders.

"Today I am Patiala House Magistrate's Court on the NH case. It will be about documents. After Holi pre-charge arguments will begin," senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy tweeted.

A Delhi Court had earlier on March 11 given its nod to Swamy's plea, seeking the balance sheets of Indian National Congress (INC) and Associated Journals Pvt. Ltd (AJL) for the purpose of investigation in the case.

Swamy had before approached the Patiala House Court seeking summoning of certain documents related to the financial details of Congress, AJL and Young Indian Pvt. Ltd.

The case relates to the Indian National Congress granting an interest-free loan of Rs. 90.25 crore (USD 13 million) to Associated Journals Limited (AJL), owner of the National Herald newspaper which was established by Jawaharlal Nehru in 1938.

Swamy has accused the Gandhis and four others of attempting to illegally acquire real estate worth thousands of crores belonging to the National Herald, a newspaper founded by Jawaharlal Nehru and now defunct.