Rahul Gandhi Joins ED Probe for Second Day

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NEW DELHI — Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday appeared before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in connection with the National Herald case for the second straight day.

On Monday, he was grilled for about ten hours and summoned again.

Gandhi reached the ED office at around 11.07 a.m. this morning and directly went inside without speaking to the media.

A three-member team will interrogate him.

Though Mr Gandhi’s questioning ended at about 9 p.m. on Monday, he had to wait as he wanted make a few corrections in his statements.

In between the questioning, he was also given a lunch break during which the Congress leader went to meet his ailing mother Sonia Gandhi at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital.

After meeting his mother, he returned to the ED’s headquarters where the quuestioning resumed.

Rahul Gandhi was questioned about a few transactions made by Dotex Merchandise Pvt Ltd, a Kolkata based firm.

“Dotex firm allegedly paid Rs 1 crore to Young Indian. This was a loan which they gave to YI in 2010. The loan given by Dotex Merchandise was never returned. YI was just incorporated when this loan was paid,” said a source.

Congress President Sonia Gandhi has also been summoned im the matter.

Congress workers detained

As Congress leader Rahul Gandhi appeared before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) for a second day on Tuesday, a number of party workers, who were protesting outside the probe agency’s office, were detained by the Delhi Police.

The Congress workers had assembled outside the ED office in a show of solidarity with their leader.

The detained protesters were taken to the Kapashera board by bus.

Rahul Gandhi leaves for ED office with Priyanka Gandhi, police detained leaders. — IANS
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