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Defamation case: Rahul pleads not guilty, court frames charges

Press Trust of India  |  Thane (Maha) 

A here today framed charges against President in a defamation case filed against him by a Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) worker to which the leader pleaded not guilty.

Gandhi arrived at the in Bhiwandi at 11.5 am amid heavy security cover and was greeted by people raising slogans in his support.

The framed charges against him under sections 499 and 500 (defamation).

When civil judge A I Sheikh read out charges against him, Gandhi said, "I plead not guilty."

left the court at 12: 15 pm. The next hearing in the case is on August 10.

The court had on May 2 asked Gandhi to appear before it today to record his plea in the defamation case filed by worker Rajesh Kunte in 2014.

Kunte had filed the case after watching Rahul Gandhi's speech at an rally in which he had alleged that the was behind the killing of

"The people had killed (Mahatma) Gandhi," the president had allegedly said in the rally.

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First Published: Tue, June 12 2018. 12:25 IST