Rahul Gandhi security lapse: Madras High Court issued notice to Centre and Tamil Nadu Government

CHENNAI: The Madras High Court today issued notices to the Tamil Nadu and Central governments on a PIL seeking a judicial probe in alleged security lapses during Congress President Rahul Gandhi’s visit to the Rajaji Hall here to pay homage to departed DMK patriarch M Karunanidhi.

Advocate A.P. Suryaprakasam also sought a direction to the State to pay a compensation of ₹20 lakh to the families of each of those who had died on that day. He wanted compensation even to those who were injured because of alleged official failure in making proper arrangements for the people to pay their last respects.

The petitioner said the police had resorted to lathi charge on the public who came to pay tribute to the departed leader as a result of which three people died.

A Division Bench comprising justices S Manikumar and Subramonium Prasad, which heard the petition filed by advocate A P Suryaprakasam, posted the matter for further hearing on September 14.

National Herald case: Delhi High Court, rejects Congress President relief in reopening his tax assessment

NEW DELHI: The Delhi High Court, on Wednesday rejects to grant any relief to Congress president Rahul Gandhi in connection with the National Herald case. IT department had issued a reassessment notice to the Congress President for the Financial Year 2011-12 in March 2018. The IT department had alleged that Rahul Gandhi had wilfully not disclosed his directorship in Young India Pvt Ltd.

Gandhi and his mother Sonia Gandhi are major stakeholders in Young Indian, a private company limited by guarantee, which the Congress has said is a not-for-profit organisation.

A bench of Justices S Ravindra Bhat and AK Chawla also refused to restrain the media from publishing the matter. The matter will next be heard on August 14.