3 days, 30 hours of questioning: What did ED ask Rahul Gandhi?

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi is scheduled to appear before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) for the fourth round of questioning on Friday. The leader, however, has been questioned for almost 30 hours in three days.

Rahul Gandhi is being questioned by the ED in connection with a money-laundering case pertaining to the National Herald-Associated Journals Ltd deal.

Most of the questions were related to the functioning and finances of Young Indian Private Limited, where Rahul Gandhi not only holds 38 percent shares but was also appointed as one of its directors on December 13, 2010.

WHAT IS YOUNG INDIAN?

Young Indian Private Limited is a Delhi-based company which was incorporated on November 23, 2010. It is classified as a non-government company and is registered as a not-for-profit organisation with Registrar of Companies, Delhi. Its authorized share capital is Rs 5 lakh and its paid-up capital is Rs 5 lakh.

Directors of Young Indian are Mallikarjuna Mapanna Kharge, Sonia Gandhi, Pawan Kumar Bansal, Satyan Gangaram Pitroda, Rahul Gandhi, Suman Dubey and Sonia Gandhi.

WHAT DID ED ASK RAHUL GANDHI?

Rahul Gandhi was asked about the functioning of Young Indian Private Limited. He told the officials that Young Indian is a not-for-profit company incorporated under special provision of Companies Act. When he was asked about the financial aspects, he told the officials that not a single penny has been taken out of it or misused.

The officials countered Rahul Gandhi’s claims that if it’s a not-for-profit company then why there hasn’t been any significant charitable work since the time it has been formed in 2010. The officials also asked the Congress leader to submit documents or evidence if any charitable work has been done by Young Indian.

Rahul Gandhi was also asked if he had any knowledge about the financial transactions between AJL and Young Indian? Rahul Gandhi, according to sources, told officials that Motilal Vora was the authorised signatory for AJL and Young Indian.

Mallikarjun Kharge and Pawan Bansal had also told the ED that Motilal Vora was the authorised signatory for any financial transactions regarding AJL or Young Indian.

Rahul Gandhi was also asked if he has any knowledge about the financial transactions linked to AJL? He told the officials he was not handling the finances of AJL.

During the questioning, Rahul was also shown some documents pertains to AJL and Young Indian which he was asked to sign.

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