08/12/2015 12:54 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST

National Herald Case: A Chronology Of Events

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NEW DELHI, INDIA - NOVEMBER 19: Congress President Sonia Gandhi talking with Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi during a convention of the Indian Youth Congress here to mark the 98th birth anniversary of former prime minister Indira Gandhi at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium on November 19, 2015 in New Delhi, India. Congress president Sonia Gandhi and her son and party vice president Rahul Gandhi hit out at the government as well as the BJP and RSS accusing the Modi government of pursuing communal and divisive politics.( Photo by Sonu Mehta/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

NEW DELHI -- Following is the chronology in the National Herald case in which Congress President Sonia Gandhi and her son Rahul's pleas challenging summons issued to them by a trial court were today dismissed by the Delhi High Court.

  • Jan 2013: National Herald case filed by BJP leader Subramanian Swamy against Sonia and Rahul Gandhi, their companies and associated persons in a Delhi court.
  • Jun 26, 2014: Gandhis summoned as accused by a Delhi court in the criminal complaint for alleged cheating and misappropriation of funds in acquiring ownership of now-defunct daily National Herald.
  • Aug 1: Delhi HC issues notice to Swamy on a batch of petitions filed by Gandhis and others in the case seeking stay on summons issued for August 7.
  • Aug 6: HC stays proceedings against Gandhis and others in the case.
  • Dec 15: HC extends stay till disposal of the appeals.
  • Jan 12, 2015: Judge recuses from hearing Sonia and Rahul's plea.
  • Jan 27: Supreme Court asks Swamy to make out a case for speedy trial in HC since petition cannot be heard directly.
  • Dec 4: HC reserves order on pleas.
  • Dec 7: HC refuses to quash lower court's summons to Sonia and Rahul Gandhi in the case.

Also Read: Subramanian Swamy Files Caveat In Supreme Court Regarding The National Herald Case

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