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Central probe agency’s 2nd summons to Rahul Gandhi in National Herald case, orders to appear on June 13

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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New Delhi: In the National Herald case, the Enforcement Directorate has issued a second summon to former Congress President Rahul Gandhi. The ED has called Rahul Gandhi to office on June 12 for questioning. In the summons issued earlier, he was called on June 2 but he is currently on a foreign tour, due to which he could not appear before the ED. This is the reason why ED has to issue fresh summons and given a new date for questioning

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Party’s chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala gave this information by tweeting on Thursday. According to Congress sources, the party’s organization general secretary KC Venugopal is also infected with the corona virus. Surjewala said, “Congress President Sonia Gandhi was meeting with leaders and workers since last week. Some of these people were found infected with the corona virus. The Congress President also got mild fever on Wednesday evening and showed some other symptoms of Covid, after which the investigation was done. During the investigation, it was found that he was infected with the corona virus.

The chief spokesperson of the Congress said, “As per the advice of the doctor, the Congress President has put himself in quarantine. A large number of Congress workers and well wishers have expressed concern, so we would like to say that he is fine and his health is improving. We express our gratitude for the well wishes.” He also said, “The Congress President will appear before the ED on June 8, as we had informed earlier. Congress party will keep informing about future developments.”

The Congress alleged retaliatory action and said that this “cowardly conspiracy” was hatched to mislead the country. Surjewala also said that the Congress and its leadership are not going to be afraid and bow down. Significantly, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) had asked Sonia Gandhi and former president Rahul Gandhi to appear on June 8. Rahul was given a date of June 2 or 3 for his appearance, but his office had asked for a date after June 5, citing his being out.

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