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Rahul Gandhi gets two years jail in defamation case

Granted bail


 |  Kathmandu

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi (Photo: PTI)

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has been sentenced to two years imprisonment by a local court in Gujarat’s Surat on Thursday, The Hindu reported. 

Pronouncing his judgment, the Chief Judicial Magistrate H.H. Varma sentenced Congress leader Gandhi in the four-year-old defamation case.

A case was filed against Ghandhi in a criminal defamation case over his remark on the “Modi surname” that he had allegedly made during campaigning for 2019 parliamentary polls.

He was granted a bail of IRs10,000. 

Surat BJP MLA Purnesh Modi, former president of Surat city BJP, filed a criminal defamation case against Ghandi.

In his complaint, Purnesh alleged that Gandhi while addressing a poll rally in 2019 in Karnataka defamed the entire Modi community by saying “how come all the thieves have Modi as the common surname?” 

Gandhi can appeal in a higher court now as the sessions court in Surat soon suspended the sentence for 30 days, the news report said. 


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