National Herald Case: SC To Hear Sonia, Rahul Gandhi's Plea Today

12/02/2016 10:13 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:26 AM IST
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NEW DELHI, INDIA DECEMBER 29: Congress President Sonia Gandhi with his son and party Vice President Rahul Gandhi leaving after hoisting the party flag during the 131st foundation day of Congress party function at AICC headquarters in New Delhi.(Photo by Parveen Negi/India Today Group/Getty Images)

NEW DELHI -- The Supreme Court today will hear the pleas of Congress President Sonia Gandhi and part vice president Rahul Gandhi against the Delhi High Court verdict refusing to quash summons issued to them in the National Herald case.

The matter is listed before a bench of Justices J S Khehar and C Nagappan.

Earlier, a bench comprising Chief Justice T S Thakur and Justice R Banumathi had assured senior advocate Kapil Sibal, representing the Gandhi family, saying they will look into it for giving an urgent hearing.

Sibal said Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy, who has filed the criminal complaint against the UPA Chairperson and five others, had earlier agreed to 12 th February and now he was saying he is not available till 19 th of this month.

A magistrate court had fixed 20 th February for their appearance in the court.

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