National Herald case: Swamy to move SC after Delhi court dismisses his plea
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy on Monday said that he would file an appeal in the Supreme Court in connection with the National Herald case.india Updated: Dec 26, 2016 19:23 IST
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy on Monday said that he would file an appeal in the Supreme Court in connection with the National Herald case.
Swamy’s assertion came after a Delhi Court dismissed his plea seeking documents from the Congress Party in connection with this case.
“I will appeal to the Supreme Court on Patiala House Court’s order. The law is very clear that I am entitled to ask the court and summon the documents in possession of certain institutions,” he said.
Rejecting Swamy’s plea, the Patiala House Court earlier in the day observed that the order was passed without giving any notice or opportunity of hearing to the opposite side. The court also directed Swamy to move the trial court again with a similar plea.
Swamy alleged that the National Herald took lots of benefits from the then government.
Swamy has accused Congress president Sonia Gandhi and party vice-president Rahul Gandhi of allegedly conspiring to cheat and misappropriate funds by just paying Rs. 50 lakh through which Young Indian obtained the right to recover Rs. 90.25 crore that the Associated Journals Ltd owed to the grand old party.
Besides the Congress president and her son, party leaders Motilal Vora and Oscar Fernandes, Suman Dubey, Sam Pitroda and Young Indian are accused in this case.
The Delhi High Court had in December 2015 dismissed the plea of the Gandhis to quash the summons issued by the trial court.
First Published: Dec 26, 2016 19:23 IST