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Defamation case against Rahul: charges to be framed in July

Press Trust of India  |  Bhiwandi (Thane) 

A magisterial here today decided to frame charges against vice president in a defamation case filed against him by an worker on July 28.

The framing of charges by a in a case paves the way for start of the trial of those accused in that case.

Rahul did not appear in the today and his lawyer filed an application for exemption for him from the appearance. The leader was busy with political assignments, the lawyer said.

Granting Rahul exemption from appearance for today's hearing, the court posted the case for framing of charges on July 28.

Local worker Rajesh Kunte has filed the defamation case against vice president over the latter's speech in Bhiwandi on March 6, 2014 in the run-up to polls.

During the rally, Rahul had allegedly said that "The people killed (Mahatma) Gandhi."

The court had granted bail to Rahul in the case last November.

Rahul had said earlier that he won't apologise for his statement, as demanded by the complainant.

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First Published: Fri, April 21 2017. 20:13 IST