×

India

Sonia Gandhi Leaves ED Office After 2.5 Hours Of Questioning In Money Laundering Case

Gandhi's children Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and Rahul Gandhi are expected to accompany her to the ED office again like they did last week.

Sonia Gandhi with Priyanka Gandhi Vadra arrives to appear before the Enforcement Directorate for questioning
Sonia Gandhi with Priyanka Gandhi Vadra arrives to appear before the Enforcement Directorate for questioning. (Image: PTI)

New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) recorded the statement of Congress President Sonia Gandhi for about 2.5 hours on the second day of her questioning on Tuesday in the National Herald newspaper linked money laundering case, officials said.

Sonia Gandhi left the agency’s office in central Delhi around 2 pm for lunch and is expected to rejoin the session around 3:30 pm. She had reached the ED office around 11 am accompanied by Z+ armed security and her children Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra. 

While Priyanka Gandhi stayed back at the ED office, Rahul Gandhi left soon after.  

Priyanka Gandhi was in another room at the ED office so she could meet her mother to provide her medicines or medical assistance if necessary, officials said. 

The questioning and recording of statement of the 75-year-old Congress president is understood to have begun at 11:15 am after initial formalities, including the verification of summons and signing the attendance sheet, were completed. She was questioned for over two hours on July 21. She replied to 28 questions put forth by the agency.

The Lok Sabha MP from Rae Bareli is understood to have been asked questions pertaining to her involvement with the National Herald newspaper and the company under scanner in the case, Young Indian Pvt Ltd.

ALSO READ: Cases Under FEMA, PMLA Nearly Triple In First 3 Years Of Modi-Led NDA Govt’s Second Term: Union Ministry