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Rahul Gandhi convicted in Modi surname defamation case: What we know so far

After conviction, Rahul Gandhi's sentence was suspended and bail was granted to enable him to move an appeal against his conviction within 30 days

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Rahul Gandhi, Congress Member of Parliament from Wayanad, was convicted by the Surat district court on Thursday in a criminal defamation case against him over his alleged "Modi surname" remark in April 2019. Gandhi was convicted under IPC sections 499 and 500. The maximum possible punishment under this section is two years.

The Court of Chief Judicial Magistrate HH Varma sentenced him to two years in jail and also imposed a fine of Rs 15,000 after finding him guilty. However, on Rahul Gandhi's plea, his sentence was suspended and bail was granted to enable him to move an appeal against

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First Published: Mar 23 2023 | 1:30 PM IST

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