Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Thursday appealed to the Enforcement Directorate (ED) to postpone June 17 (Friday) questioning due to the treatment of his mother and party president Sonia Gandhi. Rahul, 51, appeared before the ED for three consecutive days of questioning in the National Herald money laundering case, with the agency seeking answers about his “personal role” in taking decisions with regard to the media organisation and its owner Young Indian.
In a letter written to the probe agency, Gandhi said that he could not join the process of interrogation and sought an extension for a few days to look after his mother.
However, the ED has not received any mail from Gandhi yet.
The ED summoned Rahul Gandhi for questioning for the fourth time on Friday. The Congress MP had sought exemption for Thursday which was allowed.
On Wednesday, Rahul Gandhi arrived at the ED headquarters on APJ Abdul Kalam Road in central Delhi around 11.35 am with his “Z+” category CRPF security escort. He was accompanied by his sister and Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra as his convoy whizzed past police barricades thronged by media persons and party supporters.