New Delhi, Nov 22: In National Herald Case, Delhi High Court on Thursday reserved its order in the land lease matter of Associated Journals Ltd (AJL) publisher of the National Herald Newspaper.
BJP Leader Subramanian Swamy had filed a case against the then Congress Chief Sonia Gandhi and her son Rahul Gandhi along with others -- Oscar Fernandez, Motilal Vohra and Sam Pithroda -- alleged to have involved in massive ‘cheating and breach of trust’ in the acquisition of Associated Journals Ltd (AJL) by Young Indian Pvt Ltd (YIL) as assets worth crores of rupees had been allegedly transferred for purposes other than originally intended.
In this matter, the Associated Journals Ltd (AJL), publisher of the National Herald Newspaper, had filed a plea before Delhi High Court and challenged the October 30 order of the Urban Development Ministry which ended its 56-year-old lease and asked it to vacate the premises in the Press Area at ITO by November 15 on grounds of violation of lease clauses.
The Counsel who was representing the Land and Development Office argued before the court. Counsel said, "It's a malicious prosecution and impugned order vitiated by malafide and ulterior political motives.
Delhi High Court Justice Sunil Gaur, after hearing the plea on behalf of both the sides, reserved the order in the plea. (UNI)