National Herald case: Sonia, Rahul asked to appear in Delhi court on December 19

New Delhi: A Delhi court on Tuesday asked Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, vice president Rahul Gandhi and others to appear on December 19 in connection with a complaint filed by BJP leader Subramanian Swamy in the National Herald newspaper case.

Metropolitan Magistrate Lovleen also granted them exemption from personal appearance on Tuesday.

The Delhi High Court on Monday dismissed the plea of the Gandhis to quash the summons issued to them by a trial court on Swamy's complaint regarding the acquisition of National Herald and asked them to appear before trial court on Tuesday.

On June 26 last year, the trial court issued summons to the Congress leaders on Swamy's complaint about "cheating" in the acquisition of Associated Journals Ltd. by Young India Ltd. - "a firm in which Sonia and Rahul Gandhi each own a 38 percent stake".

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