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Supreme Court defers hearing of Rahul Gandhi defamation case

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Published on 27 July 2016 12:39 PM GMT

Supreme Court defers hearing of Rahul Gandhi defamation case
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New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday deferred hearing of Rahul Gandhi defamation case to August 23 after the Congress vice-president made an appeal seeking invalidation of a complaint against him.

It may be mentioned that a complaint was lodged against Rahul for allegedly saying that Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) was involved in Father of Nation Mahatma Gandhi’s murder.

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Earlier, the apex court said that the police had nothing to investigate into a private criminal defamation case. Also, Rahul was rebuked by the court for painting black picture of everyone associated with the ‘saffron group’ and he was asked to apologise for his damaging remarks or face trial.

Other highlights:

Grand old party Congress in a statement said when Rahul had already challenged the sections under which he was booked, there was no question of him to apologise or regret.

The issue was raked up after Rahul, at an election rally, accused the RSS of killing ‘Baapu’.

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