Bengali Hunt Desk: The ED said on Saturday that the Associated Journals Limited (AJL), introduced by the Congress party, and the Congress-led Motilal Vora had ordered attachment of assets worth Rs 17.36 crore. According to the ED, the financial embezzlement has been done under the case. This is a big blow to the Congress.
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) attaches under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), assets to the extent of Rs. 16.38 crores in Bandra (East), Mumbai of Associated Journals Limited in illegal land allotment case: Enforcement Directorate pic.twitter.com/3Bm7NnFZ01
– ANI (ANI) May 9, 2020
According to the ED, the attached property is a 9-storey luxury building in Bandra, Mumbai. There are also two basements in that building. The building has been constructed on 15,000 square meters of land. Under the Financial Misappropriation Act, a provisional attachment order has been issued in the name of AGL and Congress leader Moti Lal Bohra.
Bohra is the Managing Director of AJL. The AJL is controlled by senior Congress leaders. There are also members of the Gandhi family. The National Herald newspaper runs this group. In 1936, Jawaharlal Nehru founded the National Herald. Since then, the magazine has been considered the mouthpiece of the Congress.
At first, the media was owned by AJL. However, after the country became independent in 1958, AJL was established as a non-professional company. In 2006, all of its publications were suspended. Then the debt burden of 90 crore rupees fell on the company. The Congress leadership then set up a new company called Young India Private Limited. Motilal Bohra, Sumon Dubey, Oscar Fernandez and Sam Pitroda, along with Sonia and Rahul Gandhi, were made directors in the company.