Published on: 24 May 2023 at 12:09 IST
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, who is an accused in the National Herald case, has filed an application in a Delhi court requesting a no objection certificate (NOC) to obtain a new “ordinary passport.”
He had previously surrendered his diplomatic travel document upon being disqualified as a Member of Parliament.
Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Vaibhav Mehta has asked BJP leader Subramanian Swamy, the complainant in the National Herald case, to respond to Gandhi’s application. The court has scheduled the matter for a hearing on Wednesday.
In the application, Gandhi states that he ceased to be a Member of Parliament in March 2023 and surrendered his diplomatic passport accordingly. He is now seeking permission and NOC from the court to acquire a fresh ordinary passport. It should be noted that the court had granted bail to Gandhi and others involved in the National Herald case on December 19, 2015.