New Delhi: Rahul Gandhi, the Congress leader, is currently being questioned by the ED. Earlier today, a large crowd gathered on the road, and numerous Congress workers protested the use of government agencies against the opposition. During the protest, police detained a large number of people.The case is related to financial irregularities during the acquisition of Associated Journals Limited (AJL)—which published the newspaper—by the Gandhi-owned Young Indian Limited in 2010.
Here are the updates on the ongoing quizzing of Rahul Gandhi.
Rahul Gandhi leaves ED office after 3 hours of interrogation
Rahul Gandhi came out of the ED office after three hours of grilling by the ED officials.
Rahul Gandhi appears before ED in National Herald case
Despite huge protests, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Monday appeared before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) office in the national capital after he was summoned in connection with the National Herald case. As heavy security was deployed due to the Congress protests, he reached the ED office located on Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Road at around 11.30 a.m. via the Moti Lal Nehru Marg.
Three ED members quizzing Rahul Gandhi
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has begun questioning Rahul Gandhi at its office in the national capital on Monday, officials said. According to the official, three senior officials from the ED are currently questioning the Congress leader. The team consists of two Assistant Directors and one Deputy Director, said the official. Earlier, Rahul Gandhi reached the ED office located at Paryavaran Bhawan on Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Road amidst a heavy police force that was deployed to refrain party workers from taking part in a proposed march.
Police detain Haryana Cong MLAs and workers, while marching to ED office
Police detained several Haryana Congress MLAs and party workers on Monday during their protest march en route the Enforcement Directorate office here in support of their leader Rahul Gandhi, who appeared before the ED in Delhi. Led by Haryana Congress chief Udai Bhan, the party legislators, including Raghuvir Singh Kadian, Geeta Bhukkal, Varun Chaudhary, Jagbir Malik, and Aftab Ahmed, had gathered at the party’s Haryana headquarters in Sector 9 to take out the ‘protest march’ to the ED office in Sector 18.
Congress leaders hit Lucknow roads in protest
Several Congress leaders were taken into custody here on Monday when they attempted to march to the ED office in support of Rahul Gandhi, who is being questioned by ED officials in Delhi regarding the National Herald case. Senior party leaders Aradhana Mishra Mona and Naseemuddin Siddiqui were placed under house arrest early on Monday morning.
In next Parliament session, Congress to introduce a privileged motion.
Police manhandled KC Venugopal. A Congress leader said that Congress will move a privileged motion in the next Parliament session against such action by the police.
Priyanka Gandhi meets detained Congress workers
Priyanka Gandhi has reached Tughlaq Road police station to meet with detained party workers.
2 top ED officers to record Rahul Gandhi’s statement
Rahul Gandhi’s statement will be recorded under Section 50 of the PMLA Act. An assistant director will ask the questions and a deputy director will supervise the questioning. Another officer will type out his statement.
Ready to answer every question of puppet ED: Randeep Surjewala
Earlier in the day, Congress leader Randeep Singh Surjewala said: “The Modi government has imposed an undeclared emergency in Delhi and thousands of barricades have come up and thousands of our Congress workers have been arrested since last night.” “We will answer every question that the ‘Election Department’, the ‘puppet ED’, will ask. “For the truth will win in the court of untruth and tyranny,” he said.
Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi leave for Congress headquarters.
Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi have left for Congress headquarters from the MP’s residence amid heavy security deployment.