New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has seized assets worth Rs 752 crore of two firms linked to the Gandhi family in connection with the National Herald case. The ED’s action is in a case registered in connection with a money laundering case. The investigating agency had questioned Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi in connection with the case.
Associated Journals Limited is the publisher of National Herald, a congressional newspaper. Its holding company is Young India. The ED said it has attached assets worth Rs 661.69 crore of Associated Journal and Rs 90.21 crore of Young India. The confiscated properties will also include National Herald House in Delhi, Nehru Bhavan in Mumbai and Lucknow.
Sonia Gandhi, Mallikarjun Kharge and Rahul Gandhi are the directors of Young India. Kharge and Sam Pithroda are Associate Journal Directors. The Congress criticized the ED action.