NEW DELHI: Today, the Enforcement Directorate sealed the premises of Young Indian (YI), in the Congress-owned Herald House in New Delhi and gives strict instruction that the premises not be opened without prior permission from the agency.
The Delhi Police also beefed up security outside Congress Chief Sonia Gandhi’s house in Janpath. While senior police officers refused to comment on the matter, police personnel were deployed outside Congress headquarters at Akbar Road, and streets were barricaded.
“We have received information from Special Branch that AICC workers and public persons might stage a protest outside the AICC HQ and other areas. Since section 144 is imposed in the area, we have put barricades to avoid any untoward situation,”
Yesterday, ED conducted a search operation in Delhi in connection with its money laundering probe in the National Herald case. Herald House is the registered office address of Associate Journals Limited (AJL), the National Herald newspaper’s publisher, which is under probe over its acquisition by Young Indian, a firm linked to the Gandhi family.
After the ED’s latest move on Wednesday, senior Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge termed it a “tactic to scare people.” “This is just a tactic to scare people. But people will not be scared. They will rise up in revolt,” Kharge said.
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