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Hearing of defamation case against Rahul Gandhi deferred to June 26

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The hearing in the defamation case against Congress leader Rahul Gandhi over his alleged objectionable remarks against Union Home Minister Amit Shah is postponed for June 26, reported the PTI. 

According to the reports, though the hearing was originally scheduled on Tuesday, it had to be postponed as the concerned judge was on leave.

The case regarding Rahul Gandhi allegedly making objectionable comments against Shah is going on in the MP/MLA court, reported PTI.

The defamation complaint against Gandhi was reportedly filed by BJP leader Vijay Mishra.

Santosh Kumar Pandey, the plaintiff`s lawyer, said that the matter was scheduled to be heard on Tuesday but due to the judge of the concerned court being on leave it has been postponed to June 26, according to the PTI reports.

The concerned court judge Shubham Verma on June 7, had reportedly fixed June 18 as the date for hearing the above case.

Reportedly, the Congress leader had appeared in the court on February 20 accused of defamation. He was granted bail by the court, as reported by PTI.

The complaint was filed on August 4, 2018, against Gandhi for his alleged objectionable comments against Amit Shah at a press conference in Bengaluru.

According to agency reports, the complainant, Vijay Mishra referred to Gandhi`s comment, where Gandhi reportedly said, that the BJP claims to believe in honest and clean politics but has a party president who is an “accused” in a murder case. Amit Shah was the BJP president when Gandhi made the comment.

Before Gandhi`s remark, a special CBI court in Mumbai discharged Shah in a 2005 fake encounter case when he was the minister of state for home in Gujarat., reported PTI.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi had been summoned by MP/MLA court on February 20 in connection with a 2018 case over using derogatory remarks against Union Home Minister Amit Shah in a Bengaluru conference, reported ANI.

Santosh Kumar Pandey, a lawyer who appeared for Vijay Mishra said that Congress MP Rahul Gandhi can be given a maximum punishment of 2 years if sufficient evidence is found against him, reported ANI.


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