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Swamy withdraws application seeking Hooda as witness

IANS  |  New Delhi 

leader Subramanian Swamy on Monday withdrew his application seeking summoning of former Chief Minister as witness in the National Herald case against President and her son and party Vice President

Swamy told Metropolitan Magistrate Lovleen that he wants to withdrew his application moved last month where he has sought Hooda and three officials - Dhillon, then associated with Urban Development Authority, IAS officer Vineet Garg, and Shakuntala Jakhu, then Financial Commissioner, Town and Country Planning - as witness in the case.

The court allowed his plea.

Swamy also told court that he will file a fresh application seeking documents related the case.

The court listed the matter for July 1 for further hearing on Swamy's plea seeking examination of leader Janardan Dwivedi and others in the National Herald case.

Apart from the Gandhis, party leaders Motilal Vora, Oscar Fernandes, Suman Dubey, and Sam Pitroda and Young Indian - are facing trial in the case.

Swamy had filed a complaint about "cheating" in acquisition of AJL, which published the National Herald newspaper, by Young Indian, "a firm in which Sonia and each own a 38 per cent stake".

He had accused the Gandhis of allegedly conspiring to cheat and misappropriate funds by just paying Rs 50 lakh, through which Young Indian obtained right to recover Rs 90.25 crore that the AJL owed to the



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First Published: Mon, May 15 2017. 17:42 IST