National Herald case: Swamy granted permission to access financial details of INC, AJL

National Herald case: Swamy granted permission to access financial details of INC, AJL

Submitted by Kumuda on Fri, 2016-03-11 16:33 New Delhi: A Delhi court on Friday gave its nod to BJP leader Subramanian Swamy's plea, seeking the balance sheets of Indian National Congress (INC) and Associated Journals Pvt. Ltd (AJL) for the purpose of investigation in the National Herald case. Swamy had last week approached the Patiala House Court seeking summoning of certain documents related to the financial details of Congress, AJL and Young Indian Pvt. Ltd. In his application filed before Metropolitan Magistrate Lovleen, Swamy had sought to summon the balance sheet, receipts, income and expenditure statements for assessment years 2010-11, 2011-12 and 2012-13 of INC, AJL and YI. The court had on February 20 ordered all documents sought by Swamy related to the National Herald case to be sealed till the matter is pending. The court had on January 11 allowed Swamy's plea, seeking summoning of documents from the Ministries of Finance, Urban Development and Corporate Affairs, Income Tax Department and other agencies in the case. Meanwhile, the court last month granted exemption to Congress president Sonia Gandhi, party vice-president Rahul Gandhi and three others, including Sam Pitroda, from personal appearance in the National Herald case. Pitroda was also granted bail by the court in this matter. (ANI)