Supreme court on Wednesday raised questions on procedure being followed by the magistrate in the defamation case against Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi. The Court deferred hearing to August 23 on Rahul Gandhi’s appeal seeking quashing of complaint against him lodged for an alleged comment on RSS.
The apex court said that the trial court had asked police for a report following defamation complaint against R Gandhi instead of examining evidence themselves.
The Supreme Court was hearing a defamation case against Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi filed by the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh.
Rahul had earlier refused to apologise for his remarks “RSS killed Mahatma Gandhi” and was ready to face trial in the case.
On July 19, the apex court rapped the Gandhi scion for his remarks asking him to either apologise or face trial in the case. “If you won’t apologise, you will have to face trial,” the court had said.
While addressing a public rally at Sonale in Bhiwandi on March 6, 2015 Rahul had alleged it was “RSS people” who had killed Mahatma Gandhi. “RSS people killed Gandhiji and today their people (BJP) talk of him…They opposed Sardar Patel and Gandhiji,” he had said.