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National Herald case: Court to hear matter against Sonia, Rahul on August 28!


soniaNew Delhi, August 8 – A Delhi court, which had issued summons against Congress president Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and others, on Thursday deferred till August 28 hearing in the case filed by BJP leader Subramanian Swamy in the matter pertaining to acquisition of National Herald daily.

Metropolitan Magistrate Gomati Manocha postponed the matter after the counsel appearing for Sonia Gandhi and others informed the court that Delhi High Court had on Wednesday stayed the criminal proceedings pending before the trial court till August 13.

Senior advocate Ramesh Gupta, who appeared for Sonia, Rahul and others, told the court that summons have not been served on accused Sam Pitroda as he stays in the USA now.


Swamy requested the court to hand over the summons issued against Pitroda to him so that he could serve it on him. The court permitted Swamy’s contention and fixed the matter for hearing on August 28.

Sonia, RahulIn a reprieve for Sonia, Rahul and others, the high court had on Wednesday stayed till August 13 the criminal proceedings before the trial court against them. “Renotify the matters on August 13. Till that time, the impugned order dated June 26, 2014 of the trial court against the accused shall remain stayed,” Justice VP Vaish had said.

The stay had come as a relief to Sonia, Rahul and others including Congress treasurer Moti Lal Vora, General Secretary Oscar Fernandes, Sam Pitroda and Suman Dubey who were asked to appear before the trial court on Thursday.