Today, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi is scheduled to appear before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) for his fifth day of interrogation. In a suspected money laundering case, the Wayanad MP was interrogated for nearly 40 hours. According to reports, his interrogation is expected to be concluded today.
After a day off to see his hospitalized mother, Congress president Sonia Gandhi, Mr Gandhi’s interrogation resumed Tuesday. After yesterday’s interrogation, he departed the ED office until midnight.
The ED has also called Mrs Gandhi, who was released from the hospital yesterday after being treated for post-Covid problems. Due to her condition, she has been allowed till June 23 to appear before the agency.
Rahul Gandhi is being questioned concerning the Gandhi family’s ownership of Young Indian Private Limited (YIL) and its shareholding pattern in Associated Journals Limited (AJL), which used to publish the National Herald daily, which has since become an online-only publication.
Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi, and others have been accused of scheming to misappropriate cash, according to BJP leader Subramanian Swamy.
According to the Income Tax Department, the Young Indian took over AJL’s assets worth Rs 800 crore, which should be deemed an asset of Young Indian’s shareholders Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi, for which they should pay tax. According to Congress, since Young Indian is a non-profit organization, stockholders cannot benefit from its assets.
Mr Gandhi’s interrogation had turned into a show of strength for the Congress, with party leaders taking to the streets in the capital and facing imprisonment.