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Senior Congress leader Rahul Gandhi appeared before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Monday to face questioning in the money laundering probe linked to the National Herald newspaper. Congress chief Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi are among the promoters and shareholders of Young Indian which publishes the newspaper. 

Rahul Gandhi has been asked to appear before the ED again tomorrow. Here is all that you need to know: 

  • Gandhi, who entered the headquarters of the federal agency in central Delhi around 11.10 am, was put to questioning about 20 minutes later after he finished some brief legal proceedings and marked his attendance.
  • At the ED office, he was accompanied by Priyanka Gandhi Vadra
  • He left the ED office at 2:10 pm for a quick lunch break during which he met his mother at the hospital. He returned for the questioning around 3:30 pm
  • Rahul Gandhi has been asked to appear before ED again on Tuesday
  • The ED is recording the statement of the Lok Sabha member from Wayanad in Kerala under criminal sections of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).
  • The Congress leader was questioned by an Assistant Director level officer-- the investigating Officer of the case-- being supervised by a Deputy Director and a Joint Director
  • Meanwhile, hundreds of Congress workers in Delhi and state capitals took to the streets in a massive show of strength by the party which had called for the Satyagraha march against the ED summons.
  • Several senior leaders including Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel, Randeep Surjewala and K C Venugopal were detained
  •  Prohibitory orders were imposed in parts of central Delhi that were heavily barricaded.
  • The ED will also question Rahul Gandhi's mother and Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi regarding which it recently issued her fresh summons to appear before it on June 23 in the case

 

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