New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate found evidence of hawala money transfer in the National Herald case.
Young India’s acquisition of shares in the Associated Journal, which runs the National Herald, has been accused of financial impropriety. In this regard, the enforcement department interrogated Congress President Sonia Gandhi and her son Rahul, who are shareholders of Young India Company, and obtained statements.
In this case, the enforcement department raided the properties of the Associated Journal Company in Delhi, including the office of the National Herald, and seized important documents. However, in the National Herald case, the Enforcement Department has found evidence of Hawala transactions. Hawala operators from Mumbai and Kolkata are involved.
During the investigation, Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi had said that they did not get any financial benefit from Young Indian and Motilal Vora took the financial decisions. But now that evidence of hawala transfers has been found, the Enforcement Directorate is re-examining the statements made by Rahul and Sonia Gandhi. After the trials of YoungIndian, the enforcement department seems to be taking a bigger step.
The office of Young Indian is located on the ground floor of the Herald House office in Delhi. In order to protect the evidence here, the enforcement department temporarily sealed the room the day before yesterday. Its chief officer is senior Congress leader Mallikarjuna Kharge. The enforcement department issued a summons to him yesterday. When he appeared at 12.40 pm yesterday, the Young Indian office was opened and a search was conducted yesterday. The authorities then interrogated Kharge.
Rahul Gandhi challenge
After the raid at the Young India office, Congress MPs met yesterday to discuss the next course of action.
At that time, in an interview given by Rahul, “The National Herald case is a threatening issue. Narendra Modi and Amit Shah think that if they pressurize through the central investigation agencies, they will go quietly.
We cannot be intimidated. Whatever Modi and Amit Shah do against democracy, we will stand firmly against it. We are not afraid of Modi. Do whatever you want. I don’t care about that. I will continue to do my work to protect the country’s democracy and religious harmony,” he said.