Delhi HC denies National Herald Case documents’ access to Swamy

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Published on 13 July 2016 6:40 AM GMT

Delhi HC denies National Herald Case documents’ access to Swamy
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New Delhi: Bhartiya Janata Party Parliamentarian Subramanium Swamy has been denied the access to documents related to National Herald Case by the Delhi High Court.

The Delhi HC, on Tuesday, overruled the recent decision of a lower court that had allowed the BJP leader to get access to the documents including the Congress party’s tax returns.

In his case against the Gandhis, Swamy had accused Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Vice-President Rahul Gandhi, of corruption and had alleged them of using a shell firm to illegally take over assets and properties worth rupees 300 million dollars, belonging to a company that published the National Herald newspaper.

Backgrounder:

  • A Delhi court, had earlier in March, gave the verdict stating that Swamy should be given papers he sought from ministries including Finance and Urban Development and the tax department, which he feels were relevant to the case.
  • Swamy wanted financial records of the Congress, Associated Journals Limited (which published the National Herald, defunct ince 2008) and the Young Indian company, in which the Gandhis are stake-holders.
  • The Gandhis had denied wrongdoing and their party said the deals caused no financial harm to the Congress.
  • The congress had appealed against the decision of lower court in Delhi High Court and today won its appeal against that decision.

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