ED resumes searches at Young Indian office, Mallikarjun Kharge was present
The newspaper's office is registered in the name of AGL. Earlier on Tuesday, the ED had raided dozens of places, including the Herald House, in connection with a money laundering probe related to the National Herald-AGL-Young Indian deal.
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday resumed searches at the office of Young Indian after Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge appeared before the investigating officers at the Herald House building here. Gave. This company owns the National Herald, a newspaper owned by Congress. 80-year-old Kharge, Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha, reached the building on Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg near ITO and met ED officials. The ED had issued summons against him as the probe agency wanted Kharge to be present as the company's chief executive during the raids on the office of Young Indian.
Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi are also among the promoters and majority shareholders of Young Indian. Congress President Sonia Gandhi, like her son, also owns 38 per cent of the company's shares. The one-room office of the Young Indian, located on the first floor of the four-storeyed Herald House building, was temporarily sealed by a federal agency to "safeguard the evidence". Stay. The agency could not conduct searches for the last two days due to lock down and non-availability of authorized representative.
Officials said the searches at the Young Indian office, which had so far been halted, would now resume and available possible evidence would be collected. The Office of the National Herald newspaper and web portal, where the staff of the editorial department and the administrative department The staff sits on the fourth floor of the Herald House. The National Herald newspaper is published by Associated Journals Limited (AJL) and Young Indian, the company that owns it. The newspaper's office is registered in the name of AGL. Earlier on Tuesday, the ED had raided dozens of places, including the Herald House, in connection with a money laundering probe related to the National Herald-AGL-Young Indian deal.