Swamy produces documents to verify with them
National Herald case reaches a turning point on August 5, after Senior BJP leader Subramanian Swamy produced 24 documents for the verification of the accused under Section 294 of CrPC. Congress leaders Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and others that are accused, objected to Swamy’s earlier petition to produce pertinent documents on the money trail from Congress and newspaper publishing company Associated Journal Limited (AJL). Swamy’s move to produce documents by him and verify with the accused is a nightmare for the Congress leaders.
The next hearing in the case is scheduled for September 23. Congress leaders, as usual, are expected to object to Swamy’s new strategy of verification of the documents produced by him. Swamy produced 24 crucial documents of Congress, AJL and Sonia Rahul controlled Young Indian linking the illegal Rs.90 crore routing from the party to capture the assets of AJL. He also produced the decades’ long agreements of land allotments to AJL in Bihar, Delhi, and Haryana.
Responding to Swamy’s earlier petition for production Congress repeated that Swamy is trying to delay the legal process and with the hidden agenda to hoist more cases. The 12-page reply by the Congress leaders said Swamy’s demands are “yet another ploy to delay the proceedings in the case and not move forward according to the procedure laid by the law.”
Congress leaders said Swamy has “ulterior motives behind to move multiple applications seeking documents.” Citing out Swamy’s styles in the conducting the Congress leaders said that he is trying to create more cases and petitions and trying to delay and link with other cases like CBI FIR against former Haryana Chief Minister BS Hooda and later withdrawing the petition.
Congress party even objected to Swamy’s demand of producing their Balance Sheets and accounts during 2010-2012, the scam period. Many party insiders say the party did not reflect the Rs.90 crore transfer to AJL and producing these accounts would be a real boomerang for the Congress leadership, as Swamy would next prefer case under Prevention of Money Laundering Act.
The latest strategic step of Swamy by producing the Photostat copies of Congress and AJL documents and get it verified from the accused side under CrPC 294 is a real tension for Congress leaders, as it would directly lead to the admission of the guilt.
After the court proceedings, Swamy Tweeted: