Delhi: Court orders National Herald newspaper to vacate its headquarters in 2 Weeks

NEW DELHI: The Delhi High court ordered the publisher of the Congress-linked National Herald newspaper to vacate its headquarters situated in Delhi. Associate Journals has to vacate the building within two weeks.

On October 30, Associated Journals limited, which owns National Herald, had challenged a government order cancelling its 56-year-old lease and asking it to vacate the building named Herald House.

Associated Journals had shut down over its debts in 2008. The BJP alleges that to pay off its debts the Gandhis used Congress party funds even though the publisher has real estate assets worth thousands of crores.

According to the report published in the ndtv, National Herald on November 12 tweeted that it was being targeted by the BJP government for its growing digital presence.

In 2012, BJP leader Subramanian Swamy had filed a case against then Congress chief Sonia Gandhi and her son Rahul Gandhi, alleging irregularities related to a loan of Rs. 90 crore given by the Congress to the Associated Journals limited.