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Delhi HC seeks response from the Gandhis and AICC General Secretary in National Herald Case

Lawstreet Journal 24 Feb 2021 7:12pm

Image courtesy: Lawstreet Journal Judiciary Delhi HC seeks response from the Gandhis and AICC General Secretary in National Herald Case

The Delhi High Court on Monday ( February 22, 2021) was hearing a plea moved by BJP MP Subramanian Swamy seeking direction from the court to allow him to lead evidence before the trial court which was hearing the National Herald Case.

The trial related to a private criminal complaint filed by the BJP MP alleging the Congress leaders of offences of misappropriation of property, criminal breach of trust and cheating, read with criminal conspiracy of the Indian Penal Code, 1860. It is alleged that in an attempt to recover an interest-free loan of Rs 90 Crore provided to Associated Journals Limited (AJL) by the Congress party the company was acquired by a smaller and newly incorporated company Young India (YI). Young India has only a combined capital of Rs. 50 lakhs. All the seven accused in the case denied all the allegations mentioned in the complaint filed in 2014.

Swamy had already approached the trial court which was hearing the matter with a similar plea but was declined the opportunity to lead evidence during the trial phase. The trial court said that Swamy's plea to lead evidence under Section 244 of the Cr. P. C, 1973 can only be considered after hearing of other parties involved in the case. Aggrieved by this position of the trial court Swamy approached the Delhi High Court with the present plea.

The High Court after hearing the Advocate Satya Sabharwal, appearing for the BJP MP, and advocate Tarannum Cheema, appearing for the Gandhis and others, stayed… Continue Reading...

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