The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has asked Congress leader Rahul Gandhi to appear in the National Herald Money Laundering case for the fifth time on Tuesday. Monday, the fourth day, was questioned by ED officials for hours.
Wayanad MPs arrived at the ED headquarters at APJ Abdul Kalam Road in central Delhi at 11.05 am.
Despite the imposition of Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CRPC) as of last week, a large contingent of police and paramilitary personnel have been deployed around the federal agency’s office. Senior Congress leaders went out to lunch around 3:15 pm.
Last week, he was interrogated by the federal agency for three days, where he was interrogated for several sessions and his statement was filed under the Money Laundering Prevention Act (PMLA). He then referred to his mother Sonia Gandhi’s hospital and requested a break.
The Congress president, who was summoned by the ED in the same case on June 23, was discharged from the hospital early in the morning.
Meanwhile, senior Congress leaders and activists protested in Delhi’s Jantar Mantar in protest against the ED’s move.
The ED investigation is linked to financial irregularities in the congressionally-promoted Young Indian Private Limited, which owns the National Herald newspaper.
Congress has accused the Center of targeting opposition leaders by abusing investigative agencies and described the entire move as a political revenge act.
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