×
E-PAPER ▾

E-paper

TOP STORIES

Defamation case against Rahul: charges to be framed in July

| | Bhiwandi (Thane)
Defamation case against Rahul: charges to be framed in July

A magisterial court here today decided to frame charges against Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi in a defamation case filed against him by an RSS worker on July 28.

The framing of charges by a court in a case paves the way for start of the trial of those accused in that case.

Rahul did not appear in the court today and his lawyer filed an application for exemption for him from the appearance. The Congress leader was busy with political assignments, the lawyer said.

Granting Rahul exemption from appearance for today's hearing, the court posted the case for framing of charges on July 28.

Local RSS worker Rajesh Kunte has filed the defamation case against Congress vice president over the latter's speech in Bhiwandi on March 6, 2014 in the run-up to Lok Sabha polls.

During the rally, Rahul had allegedly said that "The RSS people killed (Mahatma) Gandhi."

The court had granted bail to Rahul in the case last November.

Rahul had said earlier that he won't apologise for his statement, as demanded by the complainant.

 
 
 

TOP STORIES

Sunday Edition

View All

Mapping our heritage

23 Apr 2017 | Ananya Borgohain

Author Pilar Maria Guerrieri discusses with ANANYA BORGOHAIN how the maps of Delhi from the 19th century onwards document the evolution of the Capital through the Mughal era, pre and post colonial periods, and the contemporary times Please tell us a little about yourself. I am an Italian but since my childhood, I have seen my parents travel to India...

Read More

STATE EDITIONS

View All

River linking proposals are heading nowhere

29 Apr 2017 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR

The much-hyped river Mahanadi-Godavari (MG) link move is in limbo as the Centre has decided not to undertake these two rivers’ connection in isolation. The MG link issue came up at a recently-held National Water Development Agency (NWDA) meeting, where Union Water Resources Secretary Amarjit Singh revealed, “MG link will not be taken up in isolation; rather water from Manas-Sankosh-Teesta-Ganga (MSTG) link will be made available in Mahanadi basin first including...

Read More

Page generated in 0.9828 seconds.