Rahul and some others to face criminal defamation charges

Published by August 11, 2016 | 4:14 am


New Delhi: Congress general secretary, Rahul Gandhi, has got no relief from the Supreme Court in the criminal defamation case. He will have to face the charge.

In a landmark judgement, the court ruled on Friday that the criminal defamation law will not be scrapped as it was not against the spirit of the constitution.

Criminal defamation cases have been filed not only against Rahul but also against Delhi chief minister Kejariwal, controversial BJP leader Subramaniam Swami who has been recently nominated to the  Rajya Sabha   and some others. All these persons had urged the court to abolish this law as it was “ unconstitutional”. The court did not agree  with them.

Cases against these VIPs had been filed in different courts. The apex court had stayed their decisions pending hearing of the case in this court. They will be reopened in  the light of the new judgement.

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