Rahul Gandhi summoned in Criminal Defamation Case alleging RSS

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"Upon perusal of materials placed before this Court, I find that the statements are defamatory in nature. The accused no.1(Gandhi) and 2(Yechury) have no right to make such statements without verifying the facts. No investigating agency can conclude that RSS party or its followers were involved in the alleged murder of journalist Gouri Lankesh", said the Magistrate.


Soon after the 2017 murder of Gauri Lankesh, Rahul Gandhi had tweeted: Anybody who speaks against the RSS/BJP is attacked &even killed. They want to impose only one ideology which is against the nature of India," he added


The Mumbai metropolitan court issued summons to Congress chief Rahul Gandhi and CPI(M) leader Sitaram Yechury to appear before the court on March 25 after a defamation complaint was filed by an RSS worker for allegedly linking journalist Gauri Lankesh's murder with "BJP-RSS ideology".