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Patiala HC to continue National Herald matter hearing

New Delhi [India]: The Patiala High Court on Friday will continue the hearing in connection with the National Herald case.

Earlier, in a big relief for Congress president Sonia Gandhi and vice-president Rahul Gandhi, the court had on Tuesday dismissed BJP leader Subramanian Swamy’s plea, seeking documents related to the National Herald case.

Today, Swamy will submit a list of witnesses.

He had earlier sought documents and ledger books maintained by the Congress Party and Associated Journals Limited.

Swamy had filed an application in 2012, accusing Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and others associated with Congress of conspiring to cheat in a land deal.

In his complaint, Swamy had alleged that the Congress granted an interest-free loan of Rs. 90.25 crores to the AJL, owner of the National Herald newspaper, established by Jawaharlal Nehru, which was either not repaid or repaid in case. This is in violation of Section 269T of the Income Tax Act, 1961.

In August, the court issued notices to Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and five others on Swamy’s application seeking presentation of certain documents from Associated Journals Pvt. Ltd ( AJL) and Indian National Congress (INC) in connection with the National Herald case. (ANI)