National Herald case: Delhi HC extends stay on summoning Sonia, Rahul

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Monday extended its stay on the trial court order summoning Congress president Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and three others in the National Herald cheating case till the disposal of their appeal.

By Ritesh K Srivastava | Last Updated: Dec 15, 2014, 12:41 PM IST
National Herald case: Delhi HC extends stay on summoning Sonia, Rahul

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Monday extended its stay on the trial court order summoning Congress president Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and three others in the National Herald cheating case till the disposal of their appeal.

The court had last month extended till December 2 its stay on the trial court order summoning Congress president Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and three others in connection with the case.

Justice VP Vaish had extended the interim order after lawyers appearing for the Gandhis and others said they needed more time to conclude their arguments.

While listing the case for further hearing, HC said it will hear the arguments in one go over a period of two-three days and has to first deal with other cases

On his part BJP leader Subramanian Swamy pointed out that that arguments need to be concluded before the next date of hearing in the matter before the trial court, which is scheduled to hear it on December 9.

Swamy, in his complaint before the trial court, had alleged cheating and misappropriation of funds by the Congress leaders in the acquisition of the daily by Young Indian (YI). Besides Sonia and Rahul, Congress treasurer Moti Lal Vora, general secretary Oscar Fernandes and Suman Dubey had moved the high court on July 30 against the trial court order summoning them in the case.

The trial court had on June 26 summoned Sonia, Rahul, Vora, Fernandes, Suman Dubey and Sam Pitroda to appear before it on August 7.