Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi today moved the Supreme Court challenging the Delhi High Court order of December 7 last year refusing to quash summons issued to them in the National Herald case.
Besides Gandhis, Suman Dubey and Sam Pitroda have also approached the apex court against the High Court verdict. The Gandhis and others had appeared before a Patiala House court on December 19 last year when they were also granted bail, with the magistrate observing that they had deep political roots and there was no apprehension that they would flee.
The magisterial court then fixed the matter for further hearing on February 20 when they will have to appear again unless the apex court grants them any interim relief.
Along with the Gandhis, five other accused–Suman Dubey, Moti Lal Vora, Oscar Fernandes, Sam Pitroda and Young India Ltd–had challenged the summons issued to them by a trial court on a complaint by BJP leader Subramanian Swamy against them for alleged cheating and misappropriation of funds in taking control of the now-defunct daily.