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‘Damaad’ Vadra says truth will prevail

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New Delhi: Robert Vadra, the son-in-law of Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Saturday joined the bandwagon of supporters backing them on the National Herald case.

Taking to Facebook, Vadra expressed his solidarity with the mother-son duo, saying ‘truth shall prevail’.

“My full support to my mother in law and brother in law. Politics of vendetta and desperate malicious attempts of defamation, will not be believed … Truth shall prevail,” he wrote in a Facebook status.

The duo will appear in the Patiala House court today at 3:00 pm in relation with the National Herald case.

The National Herald newspaper was closely associated with India’s freedom struggle and the Indian National Congress till 2008. In January 2008, discussions about its closure began. On 1 April 2008, the paper’s editorial announced that it was temporarily suspending operations. Before its closure, the paper was being run by Associated Journals Limited (AJL).

BJP leader Subramanian Swamy filed the case in a local court in 2012. The trial court then issued summons to the two leaders among others in June 2014, but they approached the Delhi High Court seeking a stay. On Monday this week, the high court refused to stay the summons, and asked all of the accused to appear for a hearing on December 19.

The accused face allegations that they illegally acquired property worth Rs. 5,000 crore belonging to the National Herald newspaper. (ANI)