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Trial court summons against Sonia Gandhi's former aide quashed

The Delhi High Court Tuesday quashed summons issued by a trial court against Congress president Sonia Gandhi's former aide Vincent George in acorruption case.



New Delhi: The Delhi High Court Tuesday quashed summons issued by a trial court against Congress president Sonia Gandhi's former aide Vincent George in acorruption case.

Justice V.P. Vaish allowed the plea of George who had moved the high court seeking quashing the summons issued against him July 18, 2013.

In an interim order Aug 26, 2013, the high court had stayed the proceedings before the trial court, which had rejected the Central Bureau of Investigation's (CBI)'s closure report and said there was sufficient material to proceed against him. George had been summoned Aug 30, 2013.

In 2000, a first information report was registered against George alleging that he possessed assets disproportionate to his known sources of income between November 1984 and December 1990.

The CBI alleged that while holding the office of public servant as private secretary to former prime minister and the then leader of opposition Rajiv Gandhi, George acquired assets in the name of his wife, children and close relatives which were disproportionate to known sources of his income.

The CBI closure report however said that the investigation had shown that foreign remittances which were included in the category of income of George and his family members came from the US and were sent by other family members as financial help.

 

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