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National Herald case: Swamy urges Delhi HC to summon witnesses

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

(BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy on Monday urged the High to summon 11 witnesses related to the Herald case.

"Today I have been given permission to summon eight documents by the which are partially from the and partially from the Associate Journal Pvt. Limited. In addition, I also wanted to prove the authenticity of the documents.

So, I asked for 11 witnesses to be summoned and the said to make a consolidated list and file it and after vacation we will hear you on July 1. In the hearing, the will decide whether to send Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi for trail or not," Swamy told ANI.

Recently, the High gave its nod to an Income Tax probe in the Herald case.

Earlier, the Patiala House had allowed investigation of income tax of the Gandhis, which was then challenged at the High

Swamy had filed an application in 2012, accusing Congress chief Sonia Gandhi and her son Rahul and others associated with the Congress of conspiring to cheat in the land deal.

In his complaint, Swamy had alleged that the Congress granted an interest-free loan of Rs. 90.25 crore to the AJL, owner of the Herald newspaper, established by Jawaharlal Nehru, which was either not repaid or repaid in case, which was in violation of Section 269T of the Income Tax Act, 1961.

In August, the issued notices to Sonia, Rahul and five others on Swamy's application seeking presentation of certain documents from Associated Journals Pvt. Ltd (AJL) and Indian Congress (INC) in connection with the Herald case.

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First Published: Mon, May 15 2017. 19:02 IST