With BJP leader Subramanian Swamy and Congress lawyers of Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi sparring over the production of documents in the National Herald case, the trial Court has reserved for passing orders on this crucial matter in the case for May 26. On Monday, Swamy insisted that all the documents he sought in the case were produced by Sonia Gandhi in Supreme Court and she must either admit or deny it and can’t delay the process by frivolous arguments.
“As per main accused Sonia Gandhi’s affidavit all the originals are with her and she produced the copy of these documents. I am having her certified copy. And I also produced the photocopy of the Income Tax Assessment Order putting fine on Young Indian of Rs.249 crores. They also produced the same copy before the High Court and the High Court had asked them to pay Rs.10 crores for entertaining appeal. Now they have to just admit or deny these documents before this Court, rather than wasting time of this court,” said Swamy provoking Congress lawyers by insisting on terming Sonia Gandhi as accused.
Swamy’s arguments were vehemently objected by Congress lawyers R S Cheema and Rebecca John who accused Swamy of delaying the process with frivolous demands. “Most of them are photo copies and there is a lot of mischief in the petitions,” they said, arguing that Swamy’s petition for documents lacks merit.
Swamy said that he will also file to get certified copies of other accused filed documents in the Supreme Court. “Photocopy or not photocopy. Why can’t you admit or deny it? The originals are with you only,” said Swamy.
After 30 minutes of arguments, counter and cross-cross arguments, the Metropolitan Magistrate Samar Vishal posted for May 26 to pass Orders on the matter.