Complainant Purnesh Modi files reply in SC on Rahul’s plea in ‘Modi surname’ case

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Rahul Gandhi defamation case: Complainant Purnesh Modi on Monday (July 31) filed his reply in the Supreme Court on Congress leader Rahul Gandhi’s plea in a criminal defamation case involving ‘Modi surname’. The complainant has demanded the top court to dismiss Rahul Gandhi’s petition. Challenging the decision of the Gujarat High Court, Rahul Gandhi filed an application in the Supreme Court demanding a stay on his conviction in the case. The next hearing on the matter will be on August 4.

What did Purnesh Modi say in his reply?

Complainant Purnesh Modi, in his reply filed in the Supreme Court, said, “There is no basis for giving relief to Rahul Gandhi. His behavior is full of pride. After humiliating an entire class without any reason, he refused to apologise. Even after being punished by the lower court, he kept on making arrogant statements. There is no basis to stay the conviction just to save the membership of Parliament.

SC gave 10 days time to file reply

Earlier on July 21, the Supreme Court had asked the Gujarat government and the complainant to file their reply on Rahul Gandhi’s appeal challenging the Gujarat High Court order.

A bench of Justice BR Gavai and Justice PK Mishra issued notice to the Gujarat government and complainant Purnesh Modi, giving them ten days to file their reply through an affidavit. With this, the court fixed the hearing of the matter related to stay on Rahul’s conviction for August 4.

Rahul was punished on Purnesh Modi’s complaint

Explain that in the case filed by Purnesh Modi, the Congress leader was sentenced to two years in jail on March 23 under sections 499 and 500 (defamation) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). The Surat court had sentenced Rahul Gandhi to two years imprisonment, which was upheld by the High Court. Due to the punishment, Rahul Gandhi had to lose the membership of Parliament. In April 2019, at a rally in Kolar, Karnataka, Rahul Gandhi made a comment on the Modi surname while taunting Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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