The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has taken major action in the National Herald case. ED has seized assets worth Rs 752 crore.
The list of properties attached by ED includes National Herald House in Delhi, Nehru Bhawan in Lucknow and National Herald House in Mumbai.
In connection with the investigation of the National Herald case, the Enforcement Directorate has attached assets worth Rs 90 crore of a company linked to Young Indian, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi.
“ED has issued an order for provisional attachment of properties worth Rs 751.9 crore in a money-laundering case investigated under PMLA, 2002,” the ED said in a tweet on Twitter.
On this action of ED, Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi said that the news of attachment of AJL properties by ED shows their desperation to divert attention from the certain defeat in the ongoing elections in the states.
Congress has always accused the Center of misusing central investigative agencies for political vendetta. Congress says there is no evidence of money laundering or any monetary exchange.
The case involves allegations of fraud, conspiracy and criminal breach of trust in the acquisition of newspaper-running Associated Journals Limited by Young Indian Private Limited.
The agency has already interrogated Sonia and Rahul Gandhi in this regard.