ED Issues Fresh Summon to Sonia Gandhi in Connection with Money Laundering Case

Shashwati Chowdhury

Published on: June 11, 2022 at 17:00 IST

In connection with the Money Laundering Case involving the National Herald newspaper, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) issued fresh summon to Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Friday, asking her to appear for questioning on June 23.

Sonia Gandhi, who was supposed to appear in the ED on June 8, had sought an extension of three weeks due to her Covid-19 infection.

Meanwhile, days before Congress member Rahul Gandhi’s scheduled appearance before the ED, the party was considering protests in the capital, including a march to the enforcement agency’s office.

All of Congress’s MPs and senior office bearers have been called to the Akbar Road headquarters on Monday morning, and they are expected to conduct a march to coincide with Rahul’s visit to the agency’s office.

On Thursday, a meeting of state in charge will be held to finalise a program for nationwide protests. So far, no hint has been given that the party will march to the streets to oppose ED’s decision against the Gandhi’s.

The ED has alleged money laundering in the Herald-AJL debt settlement effected by its management that involves the Congress brass. The ED has accused the Herald-AJL debt settlement, which involved Congress brass, of money laundering.

The Congress, on the other hand, has denied the charges, arguing that no assets have been transferred and no money has been exchanged, implying that no money has been laundered. The Congress has accused the ruling BJP of initiating a baseless case out of political vendetta.

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