National Herald Office Sealed, Police Deployed Outside Sonia Gandhi House

NEW DELHI : The Enforcement Directorate on Wednesday sealed the Young Indian  office at the Herald House building in Delhi. Officials said the office was sealed as no one was available in the premises during the search and thus they were not able to complete the search.The order reads that the “premises not be opened without prior permission” from the agency. Earlier, it was reported that the ED had sealed the National Herald office. The action comes after Enforcement Directorate raided the National Herald premises on Monday amid the ongoing probe money laundering probe allegedly involving Congress party chief Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi.

The YIL took over Associated Journals Limited, which runs the National Herald. The agency had raided the offices of the newspaper in Delhi yesterday — days after questioning Congress chief Sonia Gandhi. The raid was followed by vehement Congress protests.This time, the police have barricaded the roads leading to the Congress headquarters.
“The raids on Herald House, Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg are a part of the continued attack against India’s principal opposition-Indian National Congress. We strongly condemn this vendetta politics against those who speak up against the Modi Govt. You cannot silence us!” Congress MP Jairam Ramesh tweeted.
Today Mr Ramesh, a former Union minister, tweeted: “Delhi Police blocking the road to AICC Headquarters has become a norm rather than an exception! Why have they just done so is mysterious…”The ED has questioned both Sonia Gandhi and her son, former party chief Rahul Gandhi, in the alleged money laundering case.
Earlier in the day, Sonia Gandhi, other Congress MPs’ entered the Well of the House in Lok Sabha protesting against ED actions and the Modi government. Meanwhile, an additional police force have been deployed outside the AICC headquarters in Delhi
Reacting to the development, senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh in a tweet said that the “Delhi Police blocking the road to AICC Headquarters has become a norm rather than an exception! Why have they just done so is mysterious…”
A few hours ago, Jairam Ramesh also tweeted, “17 Opposition parties, including TMC & AAP, plus one independent Rajya Sabha MP, have signed a joint statement expressing deep apprehensions on long-term implications of the recent Supreme Court judgment upholding amendments to PMLA, 2002 and called for its review.”

 

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