National Herald case – Subramanian Swamy starts submitting evidence

Swamy starts producing evidence in the National Herald case amidst repeated objections by the lawyers for the accused

Swamy starts producing evidence in the National Herald case amidst repeated objections by the lawyers for the accused
Swamy starts producing evidence in the National Herald case amidst repeated objections by the lawyers for the accused

With the petitioner Subramanian Swamy on Saturday starting to submit evidence, the politically sensitive National Herald case entered a critical stage. Several times a battery of lawyers for the Congress were objecting to the points submitted by Swamy when he was giving oral evidence by stating the crux of the case before the Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (ACMM) Samar Vishal.

Swamy informed the Court that he came to know about the irregularities in running the National Herald newspaper publisher company Associated Journals Limited (AJL) from the late journalist Bhushan Raina, who was the union leader of journalists who worked at the newspaper. Raina told him that journalists were facing salary dues from 2008 onwards.

During the 2011 period, Swamy said he came to know that Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi floated the controversial firm Young Indian. He pointed out that he got curious when Young Indian, a small firm with a capital of just five lakh rupees acquired Associated Journals Limited, a firm of 71 years of working with huge land assets across the country. Swamy said that he also noticed that Passport Office and Tata Consultancy office boards also at the Herald House, located in the Press Enclave Area, ITO in Delhi.

Swamy pointed out that as per the landmark Supreme Court Judgment Indian Express Vs Union of India, this Press Enclave Area is allotted to newspaper publishing firms by the Government at a very subsidised rate. “Therefore, I tried to make enquires, how Herald House belonging to AJL ( Associated Journal Limited) could be renting out the premises directly or indirectly to non-newspaper, commercial or government offices,” he said.

The petition also said the second accused and Congress President Rahul Gandhi in an email query to Pioneer newspaper journalist J Gopikrishnan wrote that they have no plans to revive National Herald newspaper. Swamy’s this submission was objected to by the Congress lawyers, arguing that his point is objected on the ground of admissibility.

“Thereafter, I made further enquiries and found that the method by which AJL ended up as a subsidiary of Young India (YI) was most curious,” said Swamy. This was also objected to by the Congress lawyers saying this was only an opinion of Swamy. The BJP leader countered that he will produce all the documents in the end after submitting his statements as evidence.

Another submission of Swamy accused that Suman Dubey and Sam Pitroda are “undeniably close advisors” of the main accused Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi were vehemently objected to by the Congress lawyers, saying this was only Swamy’s opinion.

Swamy stated that with just five lakh capital, the newly floated firm Young Indian had acquired 99.1% of the AJL by a claim of settlement by Young Indian of dues of Rs.90 crores by AJL to Congress party. He said this is the crux of the cheating and conspiracy charges in his case and he will produce all documentary evidence to all the submission of evidence made by him. After the 30 minutes long submission, the Court posted the next hearing for the continuation of evidence to August 25.  After Swamy’s submission of evidence, he will be cross-examined in length by a battery of Congress lawyers led by Kapil Sibal and Abhishek Singhvi representing all the seven accused.

Team PGurus

13 COMMENTS

  1. Mr George,
    Do you think we are not aware of your silent mass conversions in Tamilnadu Kerala Orissa ? The public is well aware. Ok. Don’t simply harp on something.
    The Tuticorin Vedanta strike was funded. The Koodankulam strike was funded. How can a church father in Kerala rape a woman for over a decade who came for confession before him ? Moreover it’s shameful that he has called a few more friends to rape the woman. Half of the country’s media is funded by world Christian missionaries and hence the countrymen are not exposed to your shaggy deeds.

  2. My best wishes to Dr. Swamy & I would extend myself if I can be of any help to him in ensuring justice is delivered against these fake Gandhis

  3. Like a foolish monkey who puts his hand in a jar and refuses to leave the goody from the hand gets caught . This time Gandhi family worth billions wanted more then they can digest . God willing wish Dr Swamy and honest judge make sure these corrupt practices end by sending these culprits in jail for life.

  4. I am not sure sir but passport offices n police stations were allowed to function in christian places earlier…
    I don’t know if it’s right or wrong…
    But Madurai passport office runs in some st.johns school campus…(started in UPA govt)
    Giving a lot of rent (maybe)
    N easy for conversions..and money business…
    TCS I am not very sure of it’s christian ownership…
    Most of the passport privatisation was given to TCS…
    I might be wrong…but I might be right too..

    Because one of the christian auditor referred Tata AIA … N one of my christian friend wanted to move to TCS…
    These people have a link n know which are all run by Christian groups n try to give a good name for that.
    I am sorry … I might be wrong…too… But doubts still prevail.

    • Are you sure whether you are insane with christian phobia? Do you have nightmares that jesus christ may appear in your dreams and may seize your passport and burn down the passport office in the saint john school premises. Time to chain you in some christian run mental asylum. Just a thought….bigot..

      • Why are you so quick to insult and debunk Malar’s claim without you yourself throwing in some strong evidence? Christian terrorist at work?

      • Mr George,
        Do you think we are not aware of your silent mass conversions in Tamilnadu Kerala Orissa ? The public is well aware. Ok. Don’t simply harp on something.
        The Tuticorin Vedanta strike was funded. The Koodankulam strike was funded. How can a church father in Kerala rape a woman for over a decade who came for confession before him ? Moreover it’s shameful that he has called a few more friends to rape the woman. Half of the country’s media is funded by world Christian missionaries and hence the countrymen are not exposed to your shaggy deeds.

  5. After 30 minutes submission, Court posted the next hearing for continuation of evidence to August 25!!!!

    THIS CASE TOO HAS ALL THE TRAITS OF BOFORS. THIS WILL PROLONG TILL AUG 25 2090 – WHEN NONE OF US WILL BE AROUND & THE THEN MAGISTRATE WILL QUASH THE COMPLAINT FOR WANT OF EVIDENCE

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