Congress leader Rahul Gandhi seeks permanent exemption from appearance in defamation case in Maharashtra court

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi. File Image.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi. File Image.

Congress pioneer Rahul Gandhi has moved an application in a court at Bhiwandi in this locale, looking for long-lasting exclusion from appearance in a slander argument recorded against him.

Legal Magistrate First Class (JMFC) J V Paliwal on Tuesday coordinated the complainant, nearby RSS dissident Rajesh Kunte, to answer the application and posted the matter for additional conference on May 18.

In 2014, Kunte had recorded the body of evidence against Gandhi subsequent to watching his discourse in Thane’s Bhiwandi municipality, where the Congress chief affirmed that the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) was behind the killing of Mahatma Gandhi.

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Kunte had guaranteed this articulation defamed the standing of the RSS.

In his application continued on Tuesday, Gandhi said being an individual from Parliament (from Wayanad in Kerala), he needs to visit his body electorate, take care of the party work and travel a great deal, henceforth he be excluded from showing up face to face under the steady gaze of the court.

His backer Narayan Iyer said Gandhi has likewise expressed in his application that at whatever point required, he be permitted to be addressed by his attorney in the conference.

In 2018, the court had outlined charges against Gandhi for the situation, however he had argued not liable. PTI

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