National Herald: Court rejects Swamy’s plea to summon papers

RSTV Bureau
New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi and party Vice President Rahul Gandhi come out  after attending a hearing in National Herald Case at the Patiala House Courts in New Delhi on Saturday, December 19, 2015. Photo - PTI

New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi and party Vice President Rahul Gandhi come out after attending a hearing in National Herald Case at the Patiala House Courts in New Delhi on Saturday, December 19, 2015.
Photo – PTI

A Delhi court today dismissed BJP leader Subramanian Swamy’s plea seeking certain documents from the Congress party and Associated Journals Ltd (AJL) in the National Herald case filed by him against Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and others.

Metropolitan Magistrate Lovleen rejected Swamy’s application while giving him the last opportunity to submit the list of complainant witnesses in the case in which he has accused the Gandhis and others of conspiring to cheat and misappropriate funds by paying just Rs 50 lakh through which Young Indian Pvt Ltd (YI) obtained the right to recover Rs 90.25 crore which AJL owed to the Congress.

Besides Gandhis, other accused-Motilal Vora, Oscar Fernandes, Suman Dubey and Sam Pitroda-have denied the allegations levelled against them.

The court has now put up the matter on February 10 for pre-charge proceedings.