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Rahul Gandhi moves Bombay HC to quash Defamation Case

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Nishka Srinivas Veluvali

Published On: November 17, 2021 at 20:30 IST

Rahul Gandhi approached the Bombay High Court with a plea to quash the legal suit against him in the Defamation case filed in the Girgaon Metropolitan Magistrate Court.

The Congress leader also pleaded that until the Court hears the Plea, the proceedings before Magistrate Court should stay.

The Defamation case was filed by the complainant Mahesh Shrishrimal against the Congress Leader for his remark “Commander – in – thief” targeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2018 over the Rafale Fighter jet deal.

The Magistrate’s Court in Mumbai had issued Summons to Rahul Gandhi in October, 2019, after taking notice of the complaint. The Congress leader failed to appear before the Magistrate so far.

The Petition filed to repeal the Defamation case was put before Justice SK Shinde of the Bombay High Court by the former Congress President’s lawyer Kushal Mor.

Justice SK Shinde stated that the said statement was made against the Prime Minister and the Complainant is not the anguished party. 

Mr Mahesh had stated that “Rahul Gandhi’s statement had hurt the sentiments of the supporters of the Prime Minister. Rahul Gandhi had not only defamed the prime Minister but also members of BJP.”

The High Court has Adjourned the matter for hearing on November 22. 

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