Breaking news: National Herald headquarters sealed by Enforcement Directorate

The office of the National Herald was sealed and the decision taken a day later when the Enforcement Directorate raided 12 locations in the national capital and other places in connection with the National Herald case. The agency had earlier summoned Congress president Sonia Gandhi several times for the probe.

Additional forces have been deployed outside the AICC headquarters in Delhi. Seeing the importance of the matter, Delhi Police has tightened extra security outside the ICC headquarters.

The rest of the National Herald office remains open for use, sources said.

The notice affixed outside the YI office space through the signature of the ED investigating officer mentioned that it would remain closed “without prior permission” from the agency.

Officials also said that the ED team sent an email to the Chief Officer/Incharge of the office to open the premises due to the raid but was awaiting a response.

The ED on Tuesday raided the National Herald office and 12 other premises at Herald House on Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg near ITO in connection with the money laundering probe in the National Herald-AJL-Young Indian deal.

The National Herald newspaper is published by Associated Journals Limited (AJL). The holding company of the company is Young Indian. National Herald is registered as AJL.