Published by: Surendra Joshi
Updated to Thursday, 16 December 2021 04:30 PM IST
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Basically the local court found that this evidence was indicative of guilt. The Bombay High Court on Thursday adjourned the final hearing to January 18, 2022. The High Court also directed the lower court to adjourn the hearing on the defamation complaint till January 25.
Rahul Gandhi has been directed to appear before a local court on November 25 in connection with a defamation suit filed by Mahesh Sreesanth. Sri Srimal has been a member of the BJP Maharashtra Pradesh Committee since 1997. He has complained to the Congress leader about the remarks he made to Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2018 on the Raphael warplanes deal. Gandhi appealed to the High Court challenging the summons issued to him.
Last month, High Court single bench judge SK Shinde directed the local court to adjourn the hearing in the defamation case against Rahul. That means the Congress leader does not have to appear in trial court. In an affidavit filed in the High Court on Thursday, Sreesanth asked Rahul Gandhi to dismiss the petition. The BJP leader said that the magistrate court had summoned Rahul Gandhi and started a criminal case against him because I had basically filed a case against Gandhi.
Complainant Shri Srimal said that he was offended by the defamatory remarks made by Rahul Gandhi against Prime Minister Modi. Gandhi tried to say through his remarks that the BJP was a party of thieves and that the Prime Minister was a commander.