National Herald case: ED seals Young India office

New Delhi, August 3 (Agency) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Wednesday sealed the premises of Young India Private Limited office located at Herald House in Central Delhi area in an on-going investigation of National Herald case, sources said. ED conducted raids at multiple locations including National Herald office on Tuesday after that today it sealed Young India office in its on-going probe into National Herald case. Last week, Congress president Sonia Gandhi was questioned three times and her Member of Parliament son Rahul Gandhi was also quizzed for five days over 50 hours by the ED at its headquarters here. Today, heavy deployment of police personnel was done and barricades were put up outside the AICC office, in 24 Akbar Road.

Ch. Anil Kumar, president Delhi Congress Unit, tweeted , “Why is the dictatorial government so afraid? Police is stopping us from going to our own office even though we have no protest.” “We are not afraid of arrest, if we protest, we will do it by telling, Now will the police stop us from meeting in our own office?,” Kumar added. Congress leader Ajay Maken said that the Congress was barred from carrying out a protest “We announced we will hold a protest against price rise… Today we received a letter from DCP that we cannot protest against price rise, unemployment and GST on food items” Yesterday, Congress workers including its women wing staged a protest outside Herald House against ED raid on National Herald newspaper office. Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge on Tuesday said the ED raid on several offices of National Herald is ‘political vendetta’.