In a development in the National Herald case, the Delhi High Court has allowed the Income Tax department to launch an investigation into Young Indian Private Limited on Friday. Congress chief Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi will face an Income Tax investigation in the case. The bench said, “You can’t be arrogant,” adding that Young Indian Pvt Ltd must produce and submit its tax documents.
A Patiala House court had allowed an investigation in the case earlier, which was later challenged in the Delhi High Court.
This case pertains to a complaint filed by BJP leader Subramanian Swamy, who had accused the Gandhis and others of conspiring to cheat and misappropriate funds by paying Rs 50 lakh through which Young Indian Pvt Ltd (YI) obtained the right to recover Rs 90.25 crore, which was owed to the Congress by the Associate Journals Limited (AJL).
The other accused are Motilal Vora, Oscar Fernandes, Suman Dubey and Sam Pitroda. They have denied the allegations levelled against them, along with the Gandhis.
Details on the issue are awaited.