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Rahul Gandhi received bail in his 2018 defamation case

Congressman Rahul Gandhi was granted bail today by an MP/MLA court in Sultanpur district, Uttar Pradesh, in relation to a defamation case that was brought against him for allegedly speaking out against the current Union Home Minister, Amit Shah, in 2018.

Gandhi was granted release with a 25,000 rupee guarantee and a corresponding personal bond. No further date has been set by the court in this case.

BJP politician Vijay Mishra launched a defamation lawsuit against Gandhi in 2018, alleging that the latter made disparaging remarks about Shah at a news conference in Bengaluru. The then-BJP president Shah was purportedly referred to by him as a “murder accused.”

A special CBI court in Mumbai had acquitted Shah of all charges in a 2005 fake encounter case, some four years before Gandhi’s statement. Shah made the choice while serving as Gujarat’s Minister of State for the Home.

“Today, Rahul Gandhi turned himself up before the court. After he turned himself up, the court detained him for thirty to forty-five minutes. Following that, he filed for bail, and the court granted it, according to attorney Santosh Pandey, who was Vijay Mishra’s representative.

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