Rahul convicted in ‘Modi surname’ defamation case, granted bail


Surat: A Surat district court docket in Gujarat on Thursday convicted Congress MP Rahul Gandhi in a prison defamation case in opposition to him over his alleged ‘Modi surname’ comment in April 2019.

Gandhi was convicted beneath IPC sections 499 and 500. The utmost doable punishment beneath this part is 2 years.

The Court docket of Chief Judicial Justice of the Peace HH Varma sentenced him to 2 years in jail and likewise imposed a high-quality of Rs 15,000 after discovering him responsible; nonetheless, on Rahul Gandhi’s plea, his sentence has been suspended and bail has been granted to allow him to maneuver an enchantment in opposition to his conviction inside 30 days.

The lawyer representing Rahul Gandhi stated that he’ll transfer to the classes court docket quickly.

BJP MLA and former Gujarat Minister Purnesh Modi had filed the case in opposition to Rahul Gandhi for his alleged “how come all the thieves have Modi as the common surname?” remarks whereas addressing a rally at Kolar in Karnataka forward of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

The remarks had been video graphed by the video surveillance staff and video viewing staff of the workplace of Deputy Commissioner and District Election Officer, Kollar District.

The complainant claimed that the controversial comment was made at a rally at Kolar in Karnataka forward of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections which defamed your entire Modi neighborhood.

Chief Judicial Justice of the Peace HH Varma had final week concluded listening to the ultimate arguments from each side and set March 23 to pronounce its judgement.

Gandhi has maintained that there was no mala fide intention on his half when he made the assertion in query.

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