Cross examination to be in question answer form.
Oath administered to Subramanian Swamy.
A. Yes, I have brought the article.
A. Yes, I had not produced the entire article. I produced the relevant part.
A. No, I did not mention in my complaint that it is not the entire article but only the relevant portion.
Correct, this part is not there, Swamy.
The newspapers carry the suspension notice.
A. It is not edited. It is an extract of the article.
Senior Adv Ramesh Gupta and RS Cheema object to the statement.
A. I came to know when it was publicised in the newspapers ie. The date of the resumption.
A. I am not aware about other publications. I know that National Herald is published from there.
A. Yes, there is no reference of such objects.
Court asks Gopi Krishnan to sit outside.
Yes. Tweets are mine, Swamy.
Q. As per these tweets dated Dec 15, 2015, the original research on national herald was done by Mr Gopi Krishnan.
A. No. He is an independent journalist. It was sent by him.
A. I deny this. The reply from office of Rahul Gandhi answered the questions asked by Mr Gopi Krishnan.
A. Yes, because the question was whether YI had intention of publication of newspaper.
Where is the reference in the query of Gopi Krishnan to YI as owner of AJL?
A. There is no reference to AJL because ownership of AJL by YI was in public domain. Whether AJL will publish or not was the decision of BOD of YI.
A. The best source was the owner of AJL i.e. Young Indian.
A. I did not. There was no need to since my case was on criminal offices committed by the accused.
Swamy: Speak in English. It is the language of the Court.
Before the debate could escalate, Judge Vishal said: Both Hindi & English are language of the Court. Hindi is the national language.
Swamy objected saying: "Please speak in English. You must remember I am a Tamil."
Q. Is it correct that in your complaint you define AJL as victim of cheating ?
A. No, I never describe AJL as a victim of cheating.
A. Principal shareholders of YI are also officer bearers of Congress Party. The Congress Party workers who collected the funds were cheated.
A. I did not rely but my witness produced this document and then I relied.
Is it not apparent from the extract of the balance sheet that the closure was not permanent and revival and resumption were settled decisions of AJL even during the period of temporary suspension of newspaper?
Adv Tarannum Cheema requests Court to take up the matter at 11 am as they needs to appear before another court as Prosecutors before that.
Swamy: I thought all accused were in your party.
RS Cheema: No, now you are welcoming them.