According to various media reports, Congress workers suffered burn injuries while protesting against the National Herald case in Shimla. Reportedly, three Congress workers were burned when they were lighting up an effigy of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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According to various media reports, Congress workers suffered burn injuries while protesting against the National Herald case in Shimla. Reportedly, three Congress workers were burned when they were lighting up an effigy of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. ​.What is the case about?Sonia and Rahul were summoned in the case in June 2014, after Swamy had filed a complaint accusing them of cheating and misappropriation of funds in acquiring ownership of now-defunct English daily National Herald. The paper was set up by Jawaharlal Nehru in 1938, and shut down briefly in the 1940s and 1970s, and ceased operations in 2008. Swamy claims that Sonia and Rahul floated Young Indian which bought Associated Journals Limited, publisher of National Herald and the company was shut down by Sonia.He claims that Congress funds were used to buy Associated Journals Limited and that the mother-son duo aimed to grab property worth Rs 2000-crore. The Gandhis are the directors of Young Indian and own 76% and the remaining shares are owned by Motilal Vohra, Oscar Fernandes, Suman Dubey and Sam Pitroda. Swamy has alleged that the Congress gave an unsecured loan of Rs 90 crore to the company. (Read: Swamy v/s Sonia Gandhi — All you need to know about National Herald Case)

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Watch: Congress workers get burned while lighting Narendra Modi’s effigy to protest National Herald case