RSS defamation case: Rahul Gandhi appear before Bhiwandi court, hearing adjourned till March 3

A court at Bhiwandi in Thane district today adjourned the hearing till March 3 in the defamation case filed against Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi over his alleged remarks on RSS’ role in the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi.
Rahul Gandhi appeared before Bhiwandi court in...
India TV Politics Desk Mumbai 30 Jan 2017, 03:56 PM IST

A court at Bhiwandi in Thane district today adjourned the hearing till March 3 in the defamation case filed against Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi over his alleged remarks on RSS’ role in the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi.

At the last hearing, the Bhiwandi magistrate's court had granted him a bail after he appeared before it. The court had adjourned the hearing to January 30. 

Gandhi, after appearing before the court, said his “fight is against the ideology which killed Gandhiji.”

The case against Rahul was filed by a local RSS functionary, Rajesh Kunte, over the former's speech in Biwandi on March 6, 2014, in the run-up to Lok Sabha polls. 

During the rally, Rahul had allegedly claimed, "The RSS people had killed Gandhi." 

Earlier, the Congress vice president had said he was ready to face the trial after the Supreme Court refused to interfere in the criminal proceedings at the court at Bhiwandi. He also withdrew the appeal filed against the Bombay High Court judgement refusing to quash the defamation case.

 
 
 

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