National Herald: Delhi HC's order culmination of my complaint, boasts Swamy

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

New Delhi [India], May 12 (ANI): Hailing the Delhi High Court's nod to an Income Tax probe into the National Herald Case, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy on Friday said the major development was the culmination of his complaint given in 2014. Swamy also accused the Congress of violating the Income Tax Act claiming the party had given loans to the National Herald for running the newspaper, whereas one can use the party funds only for political purposes. "It's a culmination of my complaint which was given in July 2014. In the main matter, I said, that by fraud, cheating, conspiracy, breach of trust, they acquired this National Herald's company Associated Journals Limited. But, the fact that they said that they gave loans to National Herald for running the paper was from the Congress Party's funds. Now, that was a violation of the income tax law as this law says you can used the funds only for political purposes, not for commercial purposes," Swamy told ANI. In a development bound to trouble the Gandhi family in the National Herald case, the Delhi High Court today gave its nod to an Income Tax probe into the matter. Earlier, the Patiala House Court had allowed to investigate income tax of the Gandhis, which was then challenged at the Delhi High Court. Subramanian Swamy had filed an application in 2012, accusing Congress chief Sonia Gandhi and her son Rahul and others associated with the Congress of conspiring to cheat in the land deal. In his complaint, Swamy had alleged that the Congress granted an interest-free loan of Rs. 90.25 crore to the AJL, owner of the National Herald newspaper, established by Jawaharlal Nehru, which was either not repaid or repaid in case, which was in violation of Section 269T of the Income Tax Act, 1961. (ANI)