National Herald case: A chronology

Following is the chronology in 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 the Delhi High Court.

New Delhi: Following is the chronology in 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 the Delhi High Court.

* Jan 2013: National Herald case filed by BJP leader Subramanian Swamy against Sonia and Rahul Gandhi, their companies and associated persons in a Delhi court.

* Jun 26, 2014: Gandhis summoned as accused by a Delhi court in the criminal complaint for alleged cheating and misappropriation of funds in acquiring ownership of now-defunct daily National Herald.

* Aug 1 : Delhi HC issues notice to Swamy on a batch of petitions filed by Gandhis and others in the case seeking stay on summons issued for August 7.

* Aug 6 : HC stays proceedings against Gandhis and others in the case.

* Dec 15 : HC extends stay till disposal of the appeals.

* Jan 12, 2015: Judge recuses from hearing Sonia and Rahul's plea.

* Jan 27: Supreme Court asks Swamy to make out a case for speedy trial in HC since petition cannot be heard directly.

* Dec 4: HC reserves order on pleas.

* Dec 7: HC refuses to quash lower court's summons to Sonia and Rahul Gandhi in the case.  

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