The Enforcement Directorate on Wednesday sealed the premises of Young Indian Private Limited situated in the Herald House building in New Delhi, people familiar with the situation told Scroll.in.
The development came a day after the central agency carried out searches at a dozen locations linked to the Congress-linked National Herald newspaper, including its main office in the national capital.
The National Herald is published by Associated Journals Limited and owned by Young Indian Private Limited. The newspaper is under investigation in an alleged money laundering case.
Meanwhile, additional force was deployed outside the Congress headquarters and the home of party chief Sonia Gandhi, according to ANI.
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Several senior Congress leaders such as Mallikarjun Kharge, Salman Khurshid, Digvijaya Singh, P Chidambaram also reached the party headquarters on Wednesday.
Party MP Jairam Ramesh wrote in a tweet that the Congress was “under siege”.
“Delhi police has surrounded our HQs [headquarters], and homes of INC [Indian National Congress] President & ex-President,” he wrote. “This is the worst form of vendetta politics. We will not submit! We will not be silenced! We will continue to raise our voice against injustices and failures of Modi Sarkar!”
.@INCIndia is under siege. Delhi police has surrounded our HQs, and homes of…