Enforcement Directorate issues fresh summons to Rahul Gandhi for June 13


New Delhi, June 3

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has issued a fresh summons to Congress MP Rahul Gandhi to appear before it on June 13 for questioning in a money-laundering case linked to the National Herald newspaper, officials said on Friday.

He was earlier asked to depose on June 2 but the Lok Sabha member from Wayanad in Kerala sought a fresh date as he was out of the country.

Officials said Rahul Gandhi, 51, had now been asked to appear on June 13 at the headquarters of the federal agency in central Delhi.

His mother and Congress president Sonia Gandhi, 75, has been asked to depose before the agency on June 8.

The case pertains to the ED probe into the alleged financial irregularities in the party-promoted Young Indian that owns the National Herald newspaper.

The agency, officials said, wanted to record the statements of Rahul Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi under criminal sections of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act.

The National Herald is published by Associated Journals Limited (AJL) and owned by Young Indian Private Limited.

The agency recently questioned senior Congress leaders Mallikarjun Kharge and Pawan Bansal as part of the investigation.

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