National Herald case: Delhi Court adjourns cross- examination of Subramanian Swamy

New Delhi, Nov 17 (UNI) A Delhi Court on Saturday adjourned the cross-examination of Rajya Sabha member Subramanian Swamy in the National Herald case for January 8.

Mr Swamy has filed a complained case against Congress president Rahul Gandhi and his mother Sonia Gandhi in 2012. He alleged that both of them had grabbed land on the pretext of printing National Herald newspaper in various parts of the country.

The court had earlier set November 17 as the date for recording Swamy’s statement.

Congress leader Motilal Vora, one of the accused, has moved an application before the court by seeking directions to restrain Mr Swamy from posting derogatory tweets regarding the case.

Mr Vora has submitted through the application that freedom of speech was not absolute and added that Mr Swamy should be restrained from posting anything on social media, in the interest of the administration of justice.

Mr Swamy has alleged that the Congress party president and others committed fraud worth Rs 16 billion by acquiring a public limited company Associated Journals Limited (AJL), through their private company, Young Indian and through this fraud they had got the publication rights of the National Herald newspaper, besides real estate properties.

He alleged that the acquired properties which were given by the government only for the purposes of publishing newspapers were used for running a passport office.