The money belongs to the Congress, and it can be argued that it is free to do what it wants to do with it.
But there is more to it.
Earlier this year, The Associated Journals let out parts of Herald House to TCS which runs a passport service centre from there.
Syndicate Bank, The Associated Journals' banker, offers a product called SyndRent wherein it lends against receivable rental incomes.
In June, the company availed a loan of Rs 2.5 crore under SyndRent for which a charge was created on Herald House.
This loan was "repayable in six months from the date of disbursement in six installments of Rs 41.66 lakh".
The final installment was due next month, on December 7.
The monthly interest on loan was to be serviced separately.
On October 15, a few days after The Pioneer broke the story, The Associated Journals settled this loan almost two months ahead of due date. Email sent to a TCS spokesperson remained unanswered.