Congress President Sonia Gandhi has appeared before the ED in the money laundering case related to the National Herald case. In view of this, Congress party workers and many big leaders across the country are opposing the action of ED. Protests are taking place in many places in the country as well as many big leaders have been taken into custody.
Questions were asked about this matter to Sonia for about 3 hours and today's proceedings were over. It is not yet clear whether Sonia has been called for questioning again. On the other hand, the Congress party has demonstrated across the country regarding this inquiry. Congress leaders have also been arrested at various places. There has also been information about protesters committing violence in Bangalore.
Sonia Gandhi was issued three notices for questioning in this case, but before that she could not appear once due to corona infection and second time due to health complications after recovering from this epidemic. On Sonia's request, the ED extended the date of interrogation to July 21.
The party has criticised the agency's action against the top leadership and termed it as "political vendetta". Gandhi was earlier scheduled to appear before the ED on June 8 and June 23, but could not appear due to coronavirus. The agency will record his statement under criminal sections of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA). His statement will be recorded through audio-video medium. According to sources, the agency will give him the option of recording his statement or getting his reply written on the computer to an ED employee, who will be present with the investigating officer of the case.