National Herald Case: Next Hearing on Feb. 20

National Herald Case: Next Hearing on Feb. 20

Submitted by Subeditor on Sat, 2015-12-19 19:04 New Delhi: The next hearing for the National Herald case is scheduled for February 20, at 2:00 pm. After the Congress president Sonia Gandhi and vice president Rahul Gandhi were granted bail in minutes of the beginning of the hearing in the National Herald case on Saturday, defence lawyer Kapil Sibbal said that Subramanian Swamy had asked for travel restrictions to be placed on the accused which the judge declined. He also said that Sam Pitroda was granted exemption due to his medical condition. Subramanian Swamy also demanded bailable warrant against Sam Pitroda for non appearance and also opposed bail for the Gandhis. The Gandhis along with the other accused in the National Herald case will appear before Metropolitan Magistrate Lovleen in response to summons issued against them. They have been summoned by the trial court on prima facie charges of criminal conspiracy, cheating, criminal breach of trust and dishonest misappropriation of property under relevant sections of the law. Congress MLA V.S. Rathore will however represent Sam Pitroda in the court today. Pitroda is unwell and undergoing treatment in the United States. (ANI)