Rahul Gandhi sentenced to 2 years in jail in Modi surname defamation case


In a criminal defamation case stemming from his alleged remark about the Modi surname, a Surat court on Thursday found Congress MP Rahul Gandhi guilty. The court gave him a two-year prison sentence.

Gandhi was found guilty under IPC Section 504. Under this section, two years is the longest sentence that may be imposed.

According to a complaint made by BJP MLA and former Gujarat minister Purnesh Modi, Rahul Gandhi was accused of saying “how come all the thieves have Modi as the common surname” in the incident.

“Why all the thieves, be it Nirav Modi, Lalit Modi or Narendra Modi, have Modi in their names,” the Congress leader had allegedly said during the rally.

Soon after the verdict, Rahul Gandhi took to Twitter, where he quoted Mahatma Gandhi. “My religion is based on truth and non-violence. Truth is my God, non-violence the means to get it,” he wrote.



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