Crackdown of National Herald case intensifies

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New Delhi: Authorities have intensified the crackdown on National Herald case.

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) attached the Herald plot in Haryana’s Panchkula on Monday. The attachment has been allegedly done following two alleged irregularities in the allotment of the plot for the National Herald office.

Sources said the case pertains to the alleged illegal re-allotment of land to Associated Journals Ltd (AJL), publisher of National Herald newspaper, in Panchkula in 2005.

Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru had founded the AJL, which publishes the National Herald.

The AJL is owned by Young India is presently controlled by the Gandhi family of Congress party.Sources said the attachment of the property was done under Section 5 of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).

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