Rahul Gandhi jailed for two years in defamation case
News Desk || risingbd.com
Published: 13:34, 23 March 2023 Update: 13:40, 23 March 2023
Indian Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has been jailed for two years in a defamation case for his ‘all thieves have Modi surname’ remark.
A Surat court passed the order on Thursday under Section 504 (Intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
The case was filed against the Congress MP in 2019 by a Gujarat BJP MLA over his ‘why all the thieves have Modi in their name’ remark. In the complaint, the MLA, Purnesh Modi, said Rahul Gandhi defamed the entire Modi community with his statement.
After the court announced the sentence, Rahul Gandhi's legal team filed a bail plea which was granted to the Congress MP.