new Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party’s Rajya Sabha MP Subramanian Swamy moved a Delhi court on Saturday, requesting summons of witnesses in the National Herald case. He has filed this case against Congress President Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and others. In the application filed in the court, Swamy summoned Supreme Court Secretary General Sanjeev S Kalagavanar, Consumers and Development Officer Rajneesh Kumar Jha, Deputy Commissioner of Income Tax (Circle-1) Saket Singh and two Congressmen who issued a press release on November 2, 2012 have requested. The trial of the case is scheduled for the cross-examination of the complainant Swamy in the court as part of the evidence-recording proceedings before framing charges in the case.
The application stated, ‘This case is an excellent case of documentary evidence. Due to the fact that many documents have been attached for the main test of the complainant, which are public documents. These documents are marked and are verified copies of public documents. Because these documents are marked, they need to be proved through the testimony of appropriate witnesses. It is reiterated that the complainant’s case is an excellent case of documentary evidence, hence these need to be proved by the witnesses. ‘
Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Ravindra Kumar Pandey on Saturday adjourned the hearing of the case till December 23 as the counsel for the accused party did not directly attend the hearing and requested for adjournment of the case. Earlier, the court had asked both the parties to find a solution to the manner of hearing in view of the situation of Kovid-19.
Please tell that Swamy has filed a private criminal complaint against the Gandhi family and others in the court. He alleged that the accused conspired to defraud and embezzle money by paying just Rs 50 lakh. Through this, Young Indian (Wii) Private Limited obtained the right to receive 90.25 crore from Associate Journal Limited (AJL) by paying just Rs 50 lakh, which was owed by the Congress. AJL is the publisher of the National Herald. All 7 accused – Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi, senior Congress leader Moti Lal Vora, Oscar Fernandes, Suman Dubey, Sam Pitroda and Young Indian – have denied the allegations. (Language)