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National Herald Case: ED Accepts Sonia Gandhi's Request to Delay Questioning

Gandhi had requested the agency to postpone her questioning by a few weeks due to COVID-19.

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National Herald Case: ED Accepts Sonia Gandhi's Request to Delay Questioning
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The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has accepted Congress chairperson Sonia Gandhi's request to postpone her questioning in connection with National Herald case, IANS reported.

The ED will now provide a new date to the Congress leader.

Gandhi had on Wednesday, 22 June, requested the ED to postpone her questioning which was supposed to be held on 23 June, by a few weeks, owing to COVID-19.

"Since she has been strictly advised rest at home following her hospitalisation on account of COVID and lung infection, Congress President Smt Sonia Gandhi has written to ED today seeking the postponement of her appearance there by a few weeks till she has recovered completely," Congress leader Jairam Ramesh announced in a tweet.

Gandhi was discharged from the hospital on Monday.

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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.

Gandhi is scheduled to be interrogated by the ED in an alleged money laundering case on 23 June. She had earlier been asked to appear before the central agency on 8 June, but had sought more time due to the viral illness.

Meanwhile, Rahul Gandhi has been questioned in the same case by the ED on 5 separate days, amid protests by Congress workers.

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

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