ED seals office of Young Indian located in National Herald premises

National Herald premises

New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Wednesday temporarily sealed the Young Indian’s office at the Congress-owned National Herald office in Delhi. Official sources said the action was taken in connection with the probe into the money laundering case by the ED.

He said the office has been temporarily sealed to “preserve the evidence”, which could not be collected during Tuesday’s raid due to the absence of authorized representatives. The rest of the National Herald’s office is open for use, sources said.

He said the ED has pasted a notice outside the office of Young Indian, which has the signature of the investigating officer. It is written in the notice that this office cannot be opened without the permission of the agency. Officials said that the ED team had sent an e-mail to the principal officer/in-charge of the office to open the premises for raids, but the reply is still awaited.

National Herald premises

The ED on Tuesday raided several locations, including the National Herald’s office, at the Herald House on Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg near Delhi’s ITO, as part of its probe into an alleged money laundering case related to the National Herald-AJL-Young Indian deal. The National Herald newspaper is published by Associated Journal Limited (AJL) and Young Indian holds a stake in this company. National Herald is registered in the name of AJL.