New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate has sealed the Young Indian office at the National Herald, instructing that the premises not be opened without prior permission from the agency, news agency ANI reported. The ED had on Tuesday conducted search operations at Herald House in Delhi, among 12 locations, 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.
The Delhi Police has beefed up security outside Congress chief Sonia Gandhi’s house in Janpath. Senior police officers refused to comment on the matter. Police personnel have also been deployed outside AICC headquarters at Akbar Road. The streets have also been barricaded. According to a source, AICC workers and public persons are likely to stage a protest outside AICC HQ and other areas. Since Section 144 is imposed in the area, barricades have been put up to avoid any untoward situation, The Indian Express reported.
“The raids on Herald House, Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg are a part of the continued attack against India’s principal opposition-Indian National Congress. We strongly condemn this vendetta politics against those who speak up against the Modi Govt. You cannot silence us!” Congress MP Jairam Ramesh tweeted.
Today Mr Ramesh, a former Union minister, tweeted: “Delhi Police blocking the road to AICC Headquarters has become a norm rather than an exception! Why have they just done so is mysterious…”
Delhi Police blocking the road to AICC Headquarters has become a norm rather than an exception! Why have they just done so is mysterious… pic.twitter.com/UrZCNigNHy
— Jairam Ramesh (@Jairam_Ramesh) August 3, 2022