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Rahul and some others to face criminal defamation charges

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Published on 13 May 2016 7:23 AM GMT

Rahul and some others to face criminal defamation charges
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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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