[dropcap color=”#008040″ boxed=”yes” boxed_radius=”8px” class=”” id=””]S[/dropcap]tepping up his attacks in the National Herald case, BJP leader Subramanian Swamy petitioned to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and Enforcement Directorate (ED) Directors to register cases against Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and other Congress leaders under Prevention of Corruption Act and Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA). In his detailed letter, Swamy said that by illegally floating the private company Young Indian, Sonia and Rahul grabbed the land allotted to National Herald newspaper by the Urban Development Ministry (UDM) on lease.
Moreover, the first accused and prime conspirator Smt. Sonia Gandhi was holding Cabinet Rank as NAC Chairperson when the crime was allegedly committed in 2010-11,” said Swamy urging to book Sonia Gandhi under Prevention of Corruption Act in National Herald case.
Urging the two Directors to act against Sonia Gandhi in Prevention of Corruption Act, Swamy pointed out that during the scam period in December 2010, she was a public servant as she was holding the Cabinet Rank as the Chairperson of National Advisory Committee (NAC). The other accused, Rahul Gandhi, Motilal Vora and Oscar Fernandez were ruling party Members of Parliament (MP)s and abused power by grabbing the prime land allotted by the UDM for publication of National Herald newspaper.
“The land allotted in Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, where the Herald House stands allotted at concessional rates in this prime area by the Central Government, was exclusively for publication of newspaper and thus the act of the accused persons grabbing semi-public property, cheating, criminal breach of trust and forgery etc, not only are Indian Penal Code (IPC) offences the of which I am independently pursuing in the Magistrate Court in Patiala House in New Delhi, but it is clearly also offences under the Prevention of Corruption Act and PMLA,” said Swamy in his three page letter to the CBI and ED Directors.
Swamy accused the previous Directors of CBI and ED of hushing up his petition, even after trial court had found prima facie fraud and land grabbing and money laundering of Rs.90 crore involving the Congress party.
“Moreover, the first accused and prime conspirator Smt. Sonia Gandhi was holding Cabinet Rank as NAC Chairperson when the crime was allegedly committed in 2010-11,” said Swamy urging to book Sonia Gandhi under Prevention of Corruption Act in National Herald case.
Subramanian Swamy’s detailed three page petition to CBI and ED Directors is published below: