Jagran Bureau, New Delhi. ED’s interrogation of senior Congress leader Rahul Gandhi was completed on the fifth day. In the interrogation that lasted for about 50 hours, Rahul Gandhi was asked questions related to Young India and Associated Journal (AJL). The ED on Thursday summoned Congress President Sonia Gandhi for questioning in the same case. But after being discharged from Gangaram Hospital, doctors have advised him to take rest. It is believed that Sonia Gandhi may request the ED to give a new date for questioning.

A senior ED official said that the interrogation of Rahul Gandhi was finally completed. He described the five-day interrogation as satisfactory. According to him, there is no need to interrogate him further. When asked about the prolonged interrogation, he said that in view of the complexity of the case, it was necessary to clarify all the facts in the interrogation. There was a clear instruction to the officers involved in the interrogation that no important question related to the case could remain unanswered. Even if Rahul Gandhi refuses to answer him or says that he does not know. But all this should come on record.

Why was there long interrogation with Rahul Gandhi?

Another reason for the lengthy interrogation was that under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, the accused has to write the answers to the questions himself and signatures are also taken on the top, bottom and left side of every page so that the statement can be produced as evidence in the court. Can go The senior ED official said that after initially avoiding most of the questions, gradually Rahul Gandhi started answering the questions. By the way, on important questions, the then treasurer of the Congress, Motilal Vora, was informed about it.

A lot of information got from Rahul Gandhi’s statement

He said that despite all this, Rahul Gandhi’s statement has given a lot of information on the loss of AJL, loan of Rs 90 crore from Congress, formation of Young India and acquisition of AJL as well as the functioning of the company. He said these information have bolstered the ED’s claim of merger of AJL with Young India being a fit case of money laundering.

Edited By: Sanjeev Tiwari