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Delhi Police: No offence made out against Rahul Gandhi under sedition law

IANS  |  New Delhi 

on Wednesday told a city court that no offence is made out against for making a statement against the Narendra Modi, alleged to be derogatory in a complaint in 2016.

The police in a report filed before have given a clean chit to Gandhi on the statement he made on the PM, stating that no charge of sedition is made out, and it is a case of defamation.

"It is submitted that as per the contents of the complaint, no cognizable offence is made out. Gandhi made the defamatory statement against PM, for which a suit may be filed by the individual against whom the statement was made," said the police in their report.

On April 26, the court had directed the police to file an Action Taken Report (ATR) on a plea seeking registration of a criminal case under against Gandhi.

Joginder Tuli had moved the court seeking direction for the police to register an FIR against Gandhi for accusing the PM for hiding behind the blood of soldiers and taking advantage out of their sacrifices.



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First Published: Wed, May 15 2019. 22:12 IST