Sultanpur Court Issues Fresh Summons To Rahul Gandhi In Defamation Case For Objectionable Remarks Against Amit Shah
Sultanpur, December 17 (TNA) An MP-MLA court has issued summons to Congress leader Rahul Gandhi in a case of making objectionable comments of Union Home Minister Amit Shah. Complainant Vijay Mishra has alleged that Rahul Gandhi had made objectionable remarks against the then BJP national president and Union Home Minister Amit Shah in a press conference held in Karnataka's capital Bangalore on July 15, 2018.
The Congress leader did not appear in the court on Saturday despite the court order. MP-MLA special court magistrate Yogesh Kumar Yadav, while ordering re-issue of summons against Rahul Gandhi, has fixed January 6, 2024 for the next hearing.
According to advocate Santosh Pandey, Vijay Mishra, a resident of Hanumanganj of Kotwali Dehat police station and former chairman of District Cooperative Bank, had filed a defamation case (complaint) in the court against Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on August 4, 2018.
The court had ordered to summon Congress leader Rahul Gandhi for trial on 27 November 2023. While ordering the issuance of summons, the court had fixed December 16 for Rahul Gandhi's appearance.
On Saturday, complainant's advocate Santosh Pandey demanded issuance of bailable warrant against Rahul Gandhi. However, the court has ordered re-issuance of summons against Rahul Gandhi due to non-service of summons. The next hearing in the case will be on January 6.