The office of the Young Indian in Delhi has been sealed by the Enforcement Directorate over a case linked to the National Herald newspaper. Police have been deployed outside the congress headquarters by the ED.
It is being said that the offices of the Young Indian were temporarily sealed as there was no one from their side to in whose presence searches could be conducted yesterday and today. The principal officer, senior party leader Mallikarjun Kharge, has been summoned to get the search concluded. As and when the authorised person presents himself for concluding the search, seal will be lifted.
The Enforcement Directorate raided the offices of National Herald in Delhi’s Herald House yesterday. Eleven other locations linked to the AJL were also raided. Yesterday’s raid was followed by vehement Congress protests.
The Enforcement Directorate has argued that Young Indian has not done any charitable work and cannot claim the benefit. Its only transaction was the transfer of AJL’s debt. The Congress has countered that the newspaper is the charity.
The Congress is holding a meeting of its senior leaders including Salman Khurshid, Mallikarjun Kharge, Pawan Bansal and P Chidambaram.