National Herald Case: In the National Herald case, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi will appear before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) for questioning today i.e. on June 13.
Congress leader Manickam Tagore said party workers will protest outside 25 offices of the probe agency across the country to protest the “misuse” of central probe agencies by the central government to “silence the voice of the opposition”.
Earlier, Rahul Gandhi was summoned on June 2, but he could not join the investigation due to being abroad.
He had requested the ED to give him some time to join the probe as he was abroad.”
After this, the ED issued a second notice asking him to join the investigation on June 13. On Friday, the ED had issued fresh summons to Sonia Gandhi on June 23 to join the investigation of the same case.
Earlier he was summoned on June 8, but he wrote a letter to the ED informing that he is infected with Kovid-19 and hence he is unable to join the investigation. After this the ED issued him a fresh summon.
On the other hand, two Congress chief ministers – Ashok Gehlot of Rajasthan and Bhupesh Baghel of Chhattisgarh – will join the party’s protest against the Enforcement Directorate on Monday after party leader Rahul Gandhi was summoned. Before leaving for the national capital, Baghel said, “From AICC we will all go with Rahul Gandhi.. The government is misusing ED, CBI and IT department.”
Let us inform that a case has been registered against various Congress leaders, including the Gandhi family, for allegedly misappropriating the National Herald Fund. Initially the case was registered with the Central Bureau of Investigation. The ED case is based on the CBI case.