Maharashtra court grants bail to Rahul Gandhi in defamation case
Bhiwandi: Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi has been granted bail by Maharashtra Court in a criminal defamation case filed by a worker of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). The next hearing will take place on January 28, 2017. He got bail on the personal surety of Shivraj Patil.
A local RSS worker Rajesh Kunte had filed a case against Congress VP for claiming that the right-wing organisation had killed Mahatma Gandhi, on March 6, 2014. The Supreme Court, however, had stated the proceeding against him. but Gandhi, in September, had withdrawn his petition filed in the apex court, challenging the case and said he would face the trial.
What Rahul had said?
- Gandhi had expressed his readiness to face the trial after the top court refused to interfere with the criminal proceedings pending against him before the trial court.
- He had moved the apex court challenging the order of the Bombay high court refusing to quash the defamation case and summons issued to him by the trial court.
After the withdrawal of the case by Gandhi, the court had summoned him for further proceedings.
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