New Delhi: Here are five interesting and 'must-know' facts about the National Herald case in which Congress President Sonia Gandhi and her son Rahul's pleas challenging summons issued to them by a trial court were on Monday dismissed by Delhi High Court.
1. In January 2013 the case was filed by BJP leader Subramanian Swamy against Sonia and Rahul Gandhi, their companies and associated persons in a Delhi court.
In his plea, Swamy alleged that Sonia Gandhi and Rahul floated a company called ‘Young Indian’, which acquired Associated Journals, founded by late Jawaharlal Nehru, that published the National Herald and Quami Awaz.
2. Swamy alleged that Sonia and Rahul Gandhi, owners of majority of stakeholders of ‘Young Indian’, benefited from the acquisition of Associated Journals. He alleged that the AJL received interest-free loan of Rs 90.25 crore from the Congress and that the party transferred the debt to YIL for Rs 50 lakh.
3. At that time, AJL with Vora as its chairman allegedly said it could not repay the loan and agreed to transfer the company and its assets to YIL.
4. The Gandhis and the other five accused--Suman Dubey, Moti Lal Vohra, Oscar Fernandez, Sam Pitroda and Young India Ltd--will have to appear court.
5. A Delhi court on Tuesday asked Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and others to appear on December 19 in connection with the case.