Congress President Rahul Gandhi has been issued summons by the Court of Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) Patna to appear before it on May 20 in relation to a defamation case filed against him by Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Modi.
A Patna Court summons Congress President Rahul Gandhi to appear before it on May 20, in connection with defamation suit against him by Bihar Deputy Chief Minister and BJP leader Sushil Modi. pic.twitter.com/uAKLJDoAWv
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Yesterday, the CJM Shashikant Rai had recorded the statement of Dy CM Modi who also produced a CD containing the recording of Gandhi’s statement. The defamation suit was filed by Sushil Modi against Rahul under section 500 of the IPC for his statement wherein attacking PM Modi he had said that all thieves have Modi in their surnames.
Prime Minister Modi had also condemned the remarks of the Gandhi scion saying that he defamed the whole backward Modi community.
Rahul Gandhi, who often lies in his speeches, is also facing another defamation case for calling BJP National President Amit Shah a ‘murder accused’ during a rally at Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh. A complaint was filed by BJP’s Khadia councillor Krishnavadan Brahmbhatt in the matter against Gandhi.
An inquiry was ordered by a Metropolitan Magistrate in the case on April 26. The court has also recorded the statements of Brahnbhatt and two witnesses in the case and had adjourned the hearing till April 30.