SC agrees with Delhi High Court order on National Herald case

Supreme Court on Friday agrees with Delhi High Court order of February 28 which said vacation of ‘Herald House’ in Delhi that has National Herald office. Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, bench head has also given the notice to Land and Development Office on an application of Associated Journal (AJL) against the High Court order. Young India (YI) owns AJL, Congress president Rahul Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi are majority shareholders of it.

The Delhi High Court’s single bench had rejected the appeal filed by the AJL on December 21 last year, claiming the Centre’s decision to remove its contract and leave the Herald House. The centre in its verdict had mentioned, the violation of lease conditions by the AJL and had said that the Herald House’s 56-year-old lease to the AJL had ended. In the petition, they stated that the Central government’s decision to cancel the lease is politically motivated.

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