Congress leader Rahul Gandhi appeared before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Monday to join the investigation in connection with the National Heral money laundering case.
According to sources, the Central agencies posed a number of questions to the Congress MP and one of the intriguing questions was regarding a firm called Dotex Merchandise Pvt Ltd.
Union Minister Smriti Irani and veteran BJP leader Subramanian Swamy also questioned Rahul Gandhi’s link with the firm as he faces heat over the money laundering case.
Dotex Merchandise Pvt Ltd
According to ED sources, the Kolkata-based firm allegedly paid Rs 1 crore to Young Indian as a loan in 2010. The loan was paid when Young India was just one-month-old and had a total worth of Rs 5 lakh only.
The investigative agency alleges that the money paid as a loan by Dotex Merchandise was never returned and there is speculation that the money was possibly laundered through Young Indian.
While speaking to Times Now, BJP leader Subramanian Swamy said, “The Gandhis never returned the money that was given to them by the Dotex. It is a money-laundering operation.”