Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi was granted bail by a Bhiwandi court in a criminal defamation case filed against him for his alleged remarks on RSS’ alleged involvement in the Mahatma Gandhi’s murder. The bail was granted on a personal surety and next date of hearing has been set for January 28. The court was hearing a case filed by local RSS functionary Rajesh Kunte, claiming that Rahul had blamed the organisation for killing Mahatma Gandhi during a rally on March 6, 2014. Earlier, the Supreme Court had stayed the proceedings against him but Rahul withdrew his petition from the court in September saying that he would face the trial. The move came after the Apex Court refused to interfere in the criminal proceedings pending against Rahul in the trial court. Rahul reached Mumbai on Tuesday morning where he was welcomed by the party leaders and volunteers.