Rahul Gandhi arrived at the agency's office at 11:30 am on Tuesday with his "Z+" category security and left close to midnight. The probe pertains to alleged financial irregularities in Young Indian Private Limited, promoted by the Congress, that owns National Herald. National Herald is published by Associated Journals Limited, or AJL.
A total of 217 Congress workers were detained u/s 65 DP Act including 8 Lok Sabha &7 Rajya Sabha members. All have been released. Some detentions were made in other parts of Delhi &suitable legal action is being taken for violation of prohibitory orders u/s 144 CrPC: Delhi Police
Congress leader Rahul has returned to ED office for further questioning.
ED's interrogation in the alleged money laundering case against him was paused for a while on the second day after 4 hours of questioning.
Several Congress leaders, including K C Venugopal and Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, were detained for violating prohibitory orders outside the heavily barricaded party headquarters on Tuesday, day two of Rahul Gandhi being questioned by the ED.
Ahead of his second day of questioning, the former Congress chief joined senior party leaders at a 'dharna' at the Congress headquarters. Several Congress leaders were detained by Delhi Police and taken away to different police stations.
Among those detained were Gaurav Gogoi, Deepender Singh Hooda, Ranjeet Ranjan, Manickam Tagore and Imran Pratapgarhi.
Congress leader Randeep Surjewala and others detained as they protest over ED probe against party leader Rahul Gandhi in the National Herald case. Several Congress leaders being taken to Tughlak Road Police Station.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi arrivesd at party headquarters along with sister and party leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra Rahul will be appearing before ED for probe in the National Herald case, today
"Obviously, they're not following the law and in a democracy, we are entitled to protest... is there any BJP leader against whom the ED has registered a case in the last 4-5 years? Is there any BJP-ruled state where the ED has registered a case?": P Chidambaram, Congress
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Massive deployment of police personnel outside the Congres s office way up to ED headquarters which is about 2 km away. Rahul is set to appear for questioning for the second day on Tuesday.
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Rahul was accompanied to ED office by sister Priyanka Gandhi Vadra
Rahul Gandhi leaves ED office after being questioned for 2.5 hours, he will be interrogated further after a lunch break.
The Maharashtra Congress on Monday staged protests outside the Enforcement Directorate's office in Mumbai and other parts of the state over the summons issued by the probe agency to party leaders Sonia Gandh and Rahul Gandhi in a money laundering case linked to the National Herald-Associated Journals Ltd deal.
Rahul Gandhi on Monday appeared before the ED in Delhi for questioning in the case.
Talking to reporters here, Maharashtra Congress chief Nana Patole said be it Rahul or Sonia Gandhi, the Nehru-Gandhi family has only contributed to the country — from freedom struggle to nation building after independence.
"Targeting this family and tarnishing its image by calling them before the ED office...not only Congressmen, but even the common man stands behind the Gandhi family," Patole said.
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