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The bench was hearing arguments on AJL's appeal against a single judge's December 21, 2018 decision which had dismissed its plea challenging the Centre's order to vacate its premises.
The Gandhis, through their lawyer, started cross-examination of Swamy who had filed a private criminal complaint against them in the case.
AJL has approached the high court seeking a stay on operation of the single judge's order.
According to the assessment order, Congress president Rahul Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi had 'escaped' incomes -- i.e. above what was declared -- of Rs 155 crores and Rs 155.4 crores respectively.
The top court allowed the assessment order, passed on December 31, 2018 raising the tax demand from Congress president Rahul, his mother Sonia and others, to be placed on record after I-T insistence.
Without taking the name of Herald House, Shah alleged that the mother-son duo tried to evade Rs 600 crore in income tax and had sought to illegally register a public property worth crores.
The Delhi High Court Friday ordered Associated Journals Ltd (AJL), publisher of Congress mouthpiece National Herald, to vacate within two weeks its premises in the national capital.
The SC, however, has restrained I-T from implementing its order in the proceedings against Rahul and Sonia till the pendency of the matter before the court.
The AJL is reportedly controlled by senior Congress leaders, including members of the Gandhi family.
In his application, the Congress leader Motilal Vora alleged that Swamy was trying to influence the court proceedings with his tweets.
In his application, Vora has alleged that Swamy is trying to influence the court proceedings with his tweets.
The Income Tax department had filed a caveat in the apex court that it should be heard in case any appeal is filed against the Delhi High Court order.
BJP leader Sambit Patra hit out at UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Congress president Rahul Gandhi, claiming that the structure built on the land allotted to AJL is “a monument of corruption”.
'I can't remember the tweets. I made countless tweets and do not know whether those cited by the applicant (Vora) are mine,' Swamy said.
The BJP leader, in a private criminal complaint, has accused the Gandhis and others of conspiring to cheat and misappropriate funds by paying just Rs 50 lakh.