Former Uttarakhand Chief Minister and top Congress leader Harish Rawat came out in support of Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Monday. Attacking the BJP government at the Center for using central agencies against opposition leaders, former Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat was asked about the procedure of the ED. He said ED grilling Rahul Gandhi for eight hours is a violation of his human rights. Gandhi was grilled by the ED on Monday June 13 in connection with the National Herald scam case.
Former Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat, while questioning the ED procedure, said, “How long should be optimal for the interrogation. What impression does ED want to give? Asking long hours of questions is a violation of human rights. All this is happening under the patronage of the BJP.
After eight hours of interrogation, the former President of Congress Rahul Gandhi was again summoned on Tuesday by the Directorate of Execution (ED).
Following this, former Chief Minister Harish Rawat added: “Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has been asked to join the inquiry tomorrow and we will continue this fight tomorrow as well. The struggle of the Congress party will continue until the central government attempts to suppress the voice of Rahul Gandhi and our party.
We will continue this fight tomorrow as well. The struggle of the Congress party will continue until they (the central government) try to suppress the voice of Rahul Gandhi and our party: Congress leader Harish Rawat
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has been asked to join the inquiry tomorrow pic.twitter.com/fZFAfYIuh7
— ANI (@ANI) June 13, 2022
ED roasts Rahul Gandhi for eight hours
Earlier today, Republic Media Network gathered details of Rahul Gandhi’s interrogation at ED. According to the sources, during his first round of interrogation, he received some written questions. The former Congress leader was asked basic questions in the first session including his personal details, when was Young India established, what was his role in Associated Journals Limited (AJL), what was his role in the Congress party and government at that time. weather, etc., sources have revealed. In the 3-hour exercise, Rahul Gandhi was asked to submit his written responses to these questions.
The Gandhi scion’s statement was recorded under sections of the PMLA, sources said. “A deputy director level officer is overseen by a Dy director and a co-director during the interrogation of Congress leader Rahul Gandhi at the ED in the National Heral case. Gandhi’s statement is registered under Section 50 of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act,” ANI sources said earlier on Monday.
Meanwhile, Congress Speaker Sonia Gandhi was admitted to Ganga Ram Hospital in New Delhi on June 12 due to COVID-related concerns. She had tested positive for coronavirus on June 2 and had asked the Directorate for Enforcement (DE) for more time to appear before it in the money laundering case. She was asked to appear before the agency on June 23.
The National Herald affair
In 2013, BJP MP Rajya Sabha Subramanian Swamy filed a private criminal complaint in which he accused Sonia Gandhi and her son Rahul Gandhi and several others of “misappropriating” Associated Journals assets worth more than Rs 2,000 crore by “paying only Rs 50 lakh”. ‘. In December 2015, Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi were released on bail by providing a personal surety of Rs 50,000 each and bail after the court ruled out fears that they might flee the country. The ED has registered a new case against the Gandhi duo under the criminal provisions of the PMLA after a magistrate court heard of an investigation by the Department of Income Tax against Young Indian. Earlier in April, the agency also interviewed senior congressional leaders Pawan Bansal and Mallikarjun Kharge in the case.