Thane: A court docket at Bhiwandi in Maharashtra has posted a defamation case towards Congress chief Rahul Gandhi for listening to on Could 15.
Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh native functionary Rajesh Kunte filed the case towards Gandhi in 2014 after watching his speech in Thane’s Bhiwandi township, the place the Congress chief alleged that the RSS was behind the killing of Mahatma Gandhi.
Again in 2018, the Congress chief had appeared earlier than the Justice of the Peace court docket in Bhiwandi and pleaded not responsible for the accusations, following which prices have been framed and the case was despatched for a trial.
Within the final scheduled listening to on Saturday, Rahul Gandhi’s advocate Narayan Iyer sought exemption from look for the political chief, in entrance of Justice of the Peace J V Paliwal, as a result of he couldn’t journey on account of COVID-19 restrictions in place.
The court docket had allowed the exemption.
In the meantime, Kunte’s advocate P P Jaywant sought an adjournment, citing a petition filed within the Bombay Excessive Courtroom on this case pertaining to permitting sure paperwork to be introduced as proof within the trial.
Justice of the Peace Paliwal, nevertheless, famous that the HC has not ordered for a keep on proceedings earlier than the decrease court docket.
Whereas, the court docket allowed for an adjournment urged by Jaywant.
The court docket posted the matter for listening to on Could 15, and the complainant’s assertion can also be more likely to be recorded that day.