‘Commander-in-thief ‘ remark against PM: Rahul Gandhi moves Bombay HC for quashing of defamation case

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday moved a petition before the Bombay High Court seeking quashing of the defamation case filed against him by a BJP supporter for the former’s “commander-in-thief” comment focusing on Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The complainant Mahesh Shrishrimal had said that this comment was made by Rahul Gandhi whereas attacking the prime minister in 2018 over the Rafale fighter jet deal.

After taking cognizance of the grievance, a Justice of the Peace’s courtroom in Mumbai had issued summons to Rahul Gandhi in October 2019.

The former Congress president has not appeared in individual up to now earlier than the Justice of the Peace.

The petition to quash the defamation case was filed earlier than Justice S Ok Shinde of the Bombay excessive courtroom by Rahul Gandhi’s lawyer Kushal Mor stating that the stated comment was made towards the prime minister and the complainant shouldn’t be the aggrieved occasion.

Shrishrimal had said that Rahul Gandhi’s assertion had damage the emotions of the supporters of the prime minister. Rahul Gandhi had not solely defamed the PM but in addition members of BJP, he had claimed.

The excessive courtroom has posted the matter for listening to on November 22.


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