Remarks against PM: Rahul reaches HC to quash defamation case

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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday filed a petition in the Bombay High Court seeking quashing of the defamation case filed against him by a Bharatiya Janata Party supporter.

The complaint was filed by BJP supporter Mahesh Srishrimal over Rahul’s ‘commander-in-thif’ remarks targeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The complainant had said that Rahul Gandhi had made this remark while targeting Prime Minister Modi in 2018 over the Rafale fighter jet deal.

The Congress leader was summoned in October 2019 after a magistrate court in Mumbai took cognizance of the complaint. The former Congress president, however, has not appeared before the magistrate himself.

While filing the petition seeking quashing of the defamation case before Bombay High Court Judge SK Shinde, Rahul’s counsel Kushal Mor said the remarks were made against the Prime Minister and the complainant is not the aggrieved party.

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