Jharkhand News / Shock to Rahul Gandhi from Jharkhand High Court - petition to end the case rejected

Zoom News : Feb 23, 2024, 03:20 PM
Jharkhand News: Congress MP Rahul Gandhi got a big shock on Friday. His petition in the defamation case has been rejected by the Jharkhand High Court. This is a case related to making objectionable comments on Home Minister Amit Shah. Rahul Gandhi had reached the High Court against the summons issued by the lower court. After hearing both the sides, the decision was reserved in the court. While giving its verdict on the petition, the court rejected it.

Last month, Jharkhand High Court, while hearing Rahul Gandhi's petition, had asked for the records of the lower court. In the petition, a demand was made to cancel the order passed by the Ranchi District Court in a defamation case filed by a BJP worker on Gandhi's alleged derogatory remarks against Union Home Minister Amit Shah.

The complaint was filed in the year 2018

BJP leader Naveen Jha had filed a complaint against Rahul Gandhi in Ranchi court on April 28, 2018. He had alleged that on March 18, 2018, in the plenary session of Congress, Rahul Gandhi had given a speech against BJP and had accused Shah of murder. The complaint said that the statement given by Gandhi was not only false but it is an insult to all the workers, supporters and leaders who are working selflessly for the Bharatiya Janata Party.

After this, Ranchi Magistrate Court had rejected Jha's complaint. After this he filed a criminal revision petition before the Judicial Commissioner of Ranchi. Ranchi Judicial Commissioner had allowed the revision petition on September 15, 2018.

What answer did Rahul Gandhi give in the court?

After this the Magistrate was directed to re-examine the evidence on record and pass a fresh order. As a result, the magistrate took cognizance and issued summons on November 28, 2018. After this, Rahul Gandhi had filed a petition in the High Court on 15 September 2018 to cancel the revision order issued by the Ranchi Judicial Commissioner. The case was heard before a single bench of Justice Ambuj Nath on May 16, 2023. During the hearing, Rahul Gandhi had argued that the petitioner cannot be considered a victim in the case.