Rahul Gandhi Can Get An Ordinary Passport For 3 Years : Delhi Court

“Not 10 but 3 years:” Court on Rahul Gandhi’s eligibility for an ordinary Passport to Rahul Gandhi

Due to his involvement in the National Herald case and other cases, Rahul Gandhi required court approval before obtaining a regular passport.

Rahul Gandhi was granted permission by a Delhi court to obtain a regular passport

Rahul Gandhi, the leader of the Congress, was granted permission by a Delhi court on Friday to obtain a regular passport for three years despite losing his MP rights after being expelled from the legislature.

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Following the surrender of his diplomatic passport following his termination as an MP, Mr. Gandhi requested a no-objection certificate (NOC) from the court.

The judge informed Mr. Gandhi’s attorney, “Your application is partially approved. Not for ten years, but for three years.”

Why Rahul Gandhi required the court’s approval?

The former Congress leader required the court’s approval because, among other things, he is a defendant in the BJP leader Subramanian Swamy’s National Herald case, which involves money laundering and the misappropriation of funds.

The court had on Wednesday ordered Mr. Swamy, a former BJP MP, to submit his response to Mr. Gandhi’s request for the no-objection certificate by Friday.

The right to travel is fundamental freedom: Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Vaibhav Mehta.

The Congress leader’s freedom to move was not restricted by the courts, according to Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Vaibhav Mehta, who noted that the right to travel is a fundamental freedom. The Congress leader made several trips without needing authorization.

The magistrate added that the court had not imposed any travel restrictions on Mr. Gandhi when it granted him bail in December 2015 and had rejected Mr. Swamy’s request.

Why did Mr. Gandhi lose MP privileges?

After being found guilty in a defamation case earlier this year for comments regarding Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s last name, Mr. Gandhi had his Lok Sabha seat removed.

National Herald case

The case against the National Herald is based on a private criminal complaint made by Mr. Swamy against Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi, and others, charging them with fraud, conspiracy, and criminal breach of trust.

To acquire ownership of the now-defunct English daily newspaper National Herald, Mr. Swamy has charged them with deceit and financial misappropriation.

They were all directors of the 2010-formed Young Indian Ltd (YI), a business that assumed the “debt” of National Herald publisher Associated Journals Ltd (AJL).

According to Mr. Swamy, who also charged Sonia and Rahul Gandhi with conspiring to defraud and misappropriate funds, YI received the right to recover the 90.25 crores that the AJL owed the Congress party by paying just 50 lakhs.

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