National Herald case: Rahul Gandhi asked to postpone questioning till June 20

The Enforcement Directorate has granted Congress leader Rahul Gandhi a partial respite, agreeing to “defer his interrogation” in the National Herald money-laundering case from June 17 to June 20 due to personal considerations.

The Wayanad Congress MP had written to the Enforcement Directorate’s (ED) investigative officer, requesting an exemption from interrogation slated for Friday (June 17) so that he could be with his sick mother, Sonia Gandhi.

Sonia Gandhi, the Congress president, has been hospitalized in a private Delhi hospital for COVID-19-related ailments. As a result, the financial investigation agency has requested that the Congress leader appears in front of it again on Monday.

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“Rahul Gandhi wrote us an email explaining that he needed to take for his mother Sonia Gandhi, who is in the hospital owing to Covid-related difficulties. He asked that his interrogation begins on Monday rather than Friday. We’ve agreed to his request. “According to a source in the ED,

Over the previous three days, Rahul Gandhi, 51, spent about 30 hours with ED sleuths, where he was questioned and his testimony recorded under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).

Meanwhile, Congress leaders and workers protested the Enforcement Directorate’s interrogation of Rahul Gandhi in the National Herald case around the nation, notably in Karnataka, Kerala, Punjab, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, and Rajasthan.

On Thursday, Congress workers in Bengaluru staged a protest march in response to the ED’s interrogation of Rahul Gandhi. During a rally in Bengaluru, police arrested Karnataka Congress chairman DK Shivakumar, CLP leader Siddaramaiah, and other party officials and members.

“It is our right to protest. We are going to battle for justice. They (the ED) are not investigating any BJP leaders. Only members of Congress are being harassed, “DK Shivakumar, the Karnataka Congress chairman, said.

The Karnataka Congress will send Governor Thawar Chand Gehlot a memorandum on the subject. The party delegation will also hand over a protest letter against the Bharatiya Janata Party. The Congress demonstration, according to Bengaluru Police, defied the High Court’s decision.

In Chandigarh, Congress workers protested the ED’s interrogation of Rahul Gandhi. Police detained some of the party’s employees. “I’m not sure what Rahul Gandhi has done to warrant his three-day summons. Delhi Police, who barged into the AICC headquarters, were beaten up by our MPs yesterday. Such political vendettas have never been witnessed before. The government should not strive to silence critics, “Amarinder Singh Warring, the Punjab Congress chairman, said.