Rahul appears in Patna court in defamation case, granted bail
FORMER CONG CHIEF WAS ISSUED SUMMON FOR HIS 'ALL THIEVES HAVE MODI SURNAME' REMARK
PATNA: A local court in Bihar on Saturday granted bail to former Congress president Rahul Gandhi in a defamation case filed by senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi, also the deputy chief minister.
Additional chief judicial magistrate, Patna, Kumar Gunjan granted bail to Rahul on two sureties of Rs10,000 each after he appeared before the court in persona and pleaded innocence.
“This is to certify that Mr Rahul Gandhi, aged about 48 years, R/0- 12 Tughlal Lane, PS- Parliament Street, New Delhi-10011, has surrendered in this court today and he has been enlarged upon bail after hearing,” the judge said in his order.
Emerging out of the court, Rahul said all those speaking against Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP and the RSS were being victimized though court cases.
“But I will continue opposing the BJP and RSS ideology no matter what happens,” he declared before rushing to a local restaurant to relish Dosa.
The court issued summons to the Congress leader after the Modi filed a defamation case against the former for his “all thieves have Modi surname” remark. The case was filed in April this year.