National Herald case on Saturday in the Patiala Court
Without providing their own documents or getting ready to testify, Congress leaders Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi accused senior BJP leader Subramanian Swamy of trying to delay the case by asking for a series of documents.
The BJP leader had filed a set of documents of around 450 pages reportedly relating to the Congress party, National Herald and others before the court, seeking a response from the accused as to whether these were correct.
For the past two years, Congress leaders are not providing any documents of their party’s funding to Associated Journal Limited (AJL) or the accounts of AJL or Young Indian or the Congress party which itself exposes the scam. After hearing the objection of the leaders Metropolitan Magistrate Ambika Singh posted the case on January 20 for further arguments.
Puncturing Congress leaders repeated objections in producing their own documents, Subramanian Swamy, in the previous hearing made an application under Section 294 of CrPC. As per this Swamy can produce those documents and Congress leaders can be asked to cross verify these documents. This was a nightmare to the Congress leadership as these documents will boomerang on them and can cut short many procedures in the trial. On November 18, sensing this lethal way, Congress leaders argued that Swamy is trying to delay the process by moving many petitions while withdrawing many of his earlier petitions.
“This exercise undertaken by the complainant to file multiple applications, choosing to withdraw some and further choosing to change the relief sought in one by replacing it with another is nothing but an absolute disregard for the precious time of this court and of the larger judicial process,” said Sonia and Rahul in their counter arguments on Swamy’s petition under Section 294 of CrPC for cross verification of National Herald case documents. The leaders sought dismissal of Swamy’s application while keeping silence on the production of their own documents or cross verification of their own documents produced by Swamy.
The BJP leader had filed a set of documents of around 450 pages relating to the Congress party, National Herald and others before the court, seeking a response from the accused as to whether these were correct.
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