Congress Prez Sonia Gandhi Discharged From Hospital, To Face ED Probe on 23 June

Gandhi tested positive for COVID-19 on 2 June and was being treated for an infection in her lower respiratory tract.

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Congress president Sonia Gandhi was discharged from the Ganga Ram Hospital on Monday, 20 June, Congress national coordinator Nitin Agarwal said on Twitter.

Gandhi tested positive for COVID-19 on 2 June and was reportedly being treated for a fungal infection in her lower respiratory tract and other post-COVID-19 symptoms.

The Congress president has a history of asthma and chest infections.

ED Issues Fresh Summons to Sonia

The Congress president is set to be questioned by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in an alleged money laundering case and she will appear before the probe agency on 23 June. Gandhi had asked the agency for three more weeks as she was still COVID-19 positive.

Meanwhile, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi's interrogation by the ED resumed on Monday, 20 June. The fourth round of questioning comes after his request to postpone the summons was approved considering the illness of his mother.

He had requested the agency to give him relaxation from appearing for questioning from 17 to 20 June.

What Is the Case?

The ED had registered the case to probe alleged financial irregularities in the party-promoted group Young Indian, which owns the National Herald newspaper.

The ED wants to record the statements of Sonia and Rahul Gandhi under criminal sections of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).

The questioning of the Gandhis is part of the ED's investigation to understand the shareholding pattern, financial transactions, and role of the promoters of Young Indian and AJL, officials had said.

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