ED grills Sonia Gandhi for 3 hours

Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday was questioned by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) for three hours in a money laundering case related to the National Herald newspaper.

The ED had summoned Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi for the third day for questioning. No fresh date for the summons has been issued so far indicating that the questioning could be over.

On Tuesday, she was questioned for almost six hours in two sessions.

The 75-year-old had left the agency’s office in central Delhi around 2 pm after recording her statement.

Meanwhile, Congress workers protest at AICC headquarters in Delhi against the questioning of the party’s interim president Sonia Gandhi by the ED.

The Congress has slammed the agency’s action against its top leadership and termed it as “political vendetta” and “harassment”.

The Delhi Police, like the last two times, deployed a huge force, including CRPF and RAF personnel, and barricaded the over one kilometre stretch between Gandhi’s residence on Janpath and the ED office. Traffic restrictions were also imposed in the area.

Rahul Gandhi was also questioned by the ED in this case last month in sessions that clocked over 50 hours over five days.

The move to question the Gandhis was initiated after the ED late last year registered a fresh case under the criminal provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act.

(With inputs from PTI)

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