National Herald case: Innocent Until Found Guilty, Says NCP

National Herald case: Innocent Until Found Guilty, Says NCP

Submitted by Subeditor on Sat, 2015-12-19 11:32 New Delhi: With Congress president Sonia Gandhi and party vice-president Rahul Gandhi to appear in the Patiala House court in connection with the National Herald case on Thursday, the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) said the former should be considered innocent until found guilty. “Let us not blow this out of proportion. They have not yet been held guilty. Even this is not a stage of framing of charge. Therefore, not much legally can be expected to come out today,” NCP leader Majeed Memon told media. “In this case, probably the complainant may make an application to the court and ask them to execute a bail bond, or ask them to deposit passports. Notices are then issued to the accused and they are heard on some future date. In this case, I don't think there is necessity for execution of bond in all fairness because the accused are not common people and they are not likely to run away, they have deep roots in society,” he added. Memon futher said today's hearing was special as Congress stalwarts Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi, Oscar Fernandez and Motilal Vora will be appearing in the court. Resonating similar sentiments, another NCP leader Tariq Anwar said, “Sonia ji has decided to be present in the court. Both Sonia ji and Rahul ji will go. Their lawyer will keep his documents and discussions will be done. This is a judicial fight and I think Congress Party is ready for it.” (ANI)