MUZAFFARPUR (BIHAR): A defamation complaint was filed against Mr.Rahul gandhi, Congress president in a court here on Saturday requesting registration of a case of defamation against him for allegedly lowering and tarnishing the image of the country.
The complaint of defamation was filed by an advocate Mr.Sudhir Kumar Ojha in the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate Hari Prasad there. This defamation case will have hearing on 4th September for this matter.
Ojha contended that Rahul Gandhi had “justified terrorism and said the emergence of Islamic State (IS) group due to the increase in unemployment and likened it with that of India, which is a worst insult to the nation”.
Mr.Rahul Gandhi, during the visit to Germany and Britain, had said that terrorism was on the increasing state in India due to increasing unemployment, Ojha said in his defamation petition.
He also held Indian culture responsible for violence against women, the defamation petition said, adding that the Congress chief had “tarnished and lowered the image of India internationally on foreign soil”.
Mr.Rahul Gandhi had “deliberately made such statements with an intention to create tension in the country for the political benefit” and the remarks have led to protests and demonstrations against him, the complaint said.
Advocate Ojha further said that he was hurt by the Congress leader’s comments which he read in various newspapers and saw on TV channels.
He filed the criminal complaint case against Rahul Gandhi under various sections of IPC including 153B (Imputations, assertions prejudicial to national integration), 500 (defamation) and 504 (insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace).
If convicted by the court, the charges attract a minimum of two to three years of imprisonment with fine or both.
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