ED grills Rahul Gandhi for 3 consecutive days

New Delhi: Irked by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) grilling Congress leader Rahul Gandhi for three consecutive days in the National Herald case, the party workers intensified their protest against the government and have termed the ED’s action as “politically motivated”.

Utter scenes of chaos prevailed throughout the day outside the Congress headquarters and the ED office. Things turned profound when a group of policemen allegedly entered a few steps inside the premises of the Congress headquarters located at Delhi’s 24, Akbar Road and dragged out a party member.

Infuriated over the development, the party’s top spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala, alleged that the Delhi Police, at the instance of the central government, forcibly entered the national headquarters of Congress in Delhi and thrashed the party workers.

Denying all such allegations, the Delhi Police said that it is “untrue and false” news, and no such incident took place.

For the last two days, Rahul Gandhi was questioned for about 18 hours. A three-member team is recording his statement. He was given a lunch break after three hours and went to meet his mother, and Congress President Sonia Gandhi, who is undergoing treatment at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital.

After this, he returned to the ED’s headquarters where he was again questioned till late in the night.

Gandhi, according to agency reports, was being asked about the assets worth about ₹800 crore “owned” by AJL and how a not-for-profit company like Young Indian (YI) was undertaking commercial activities of renting out its land and building assets.

About 15-16 questions about the incorporation of the YI company, the operations of the National Herald newspaper, the loan given by the Congress to the Associated Journals Limited (AJL), and the fund transfer within the news media establishment have been put to Gandhi during the questioning held till now, PTI reported.

Sonia Gandhi has also been summoned in the matter. She is likely to appear before ED on June 23.

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