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RSS defamation case: Court sets April 23 as new date for framing of charges against Rahul Gandhi

As Rahul Gandhi wasn't present in court today, the court allowed the exemption application by his lawyer but asked the Congress president to be present on April 23 for the hearing. 

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published: January 17, 2018 1:07 pm
RSS defamation case: Court sets April 23 as new date for framing of charges against Rahul Gandhi Congress president Rahul Gandhi.

A local court in Thane’s Bhiwandi district set a new date for framing of charges against Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday in connection with a defamation case filed by an RSS functionary in 2014. As Rahul Gandhi wasn’t present in court today, the court allowed the exemption application by his lawyer but asked the Congress president to be present on April 23 for the hearing.

An RSS functionary from Bhiwandi, Rajesh Kunte, had filed a defamation case against him in 2014 after watching a televised speech in which Rahul accused the RSS of killing Gandhi.

Meanwhile, another defamation case was filed by an RSS swayamsevak and lawyer in Mumbai against Rahul Gandhi along with former party president Sonia Gandhi and CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury for allegedly linking journalist Gauri Lankesh’s murder to the RSS. ournalist Lankesh was killed on September 6 by unidentified assailants at her residence in Karnataka.

The petition by Mumbai-based advocate Dhrutiman Joshi was filed in the Kurla magistrate’s court. Joshi has referred to statements attributed to Rahul and Yechury that were reported in the media in the days after the murder. Both were critical of the RSS and alleged the organisation’s ideology resulted in Lankesh’s murder.

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  1. Kumar Krishna
    Jan 17, 2018 at 4:18 pm
    The Indian judiciary is a joke No politician or political organisation in India , has any IZZAT worthy of being sa aurded. All are chores of different shades. The Courts, instead of clearing backlog of cases , several years old, waste their time in entertaining cases from politicians, famous lawyers and high officials. Perhaps the concerned judges want to enjoy the publicity gained from such cases or for even worse reasons. There should be a law restraining these judges from entertaining such cases, if they have a backlog of cases.
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    1. Mohamed Khan
      Jan 17, 2018 at 2:37 pm
      Three bullets shot by shri nathuram godseji bypassed mohandas heart it was 4th bullet shot by some congi only which killed gandhi ......so nathuramji was innocent ......
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      1. Daisy Boy
        Jan 17, 2018 at 2:27 pm
        After the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi, Sardar Patel our Home Minister, had straight away banned the rss by holding them responsible for the killing. After several years that ban was revoked, which has proved to be a costly b er of the congress. The country has suffered hundreds of bomb blasts and thousands of riots instigated by the hydra-headed sangh. Congress has suffered and would suffer more for its soft hindutva since the days of Indira Gandhi.
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        1. Samar Pahari
          Jan 17, 2018 at 4:26 pm
          The Congress has destroyed India.Now it is time to destroy Congi.
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