Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has been granted bail by the Surat Sessions Court. The court has approved regular bail for Rahul Gandhi, while the appeal made on his behalf will be heard on April 13th. Following his challenge to the verdict of the Surat Magistrate’s Court, the petitioner in the case will have until April 10th to submit their response to the court.
The court will then hear Rahul’s appeal on April 13th. On March 23rd, 2019, the Surat Magistrate’s Court had issued a verdict in the Modi nickname defamation case related to the Lok Sabha elections. The next day, Rahul Gandhi’s membership in the Lok Sabha was suspended.
Rahul filed his appeal on the 11th day
Rahul Gandhi filed an appeal on the 11th day against his sentence in the Modi nickname defamation case. As part of the Congress leader’s designated program, he arrived in Surat with his sister Priyanka Gandhi from Delhi. Prior to this, his local lawyer Kiran Pandavala filed an appeal in the Sessions Court around 2:30 pm.
Two applications were filed by Rahul Gandhi’s lawyer in the court. Rahul Gandhi arrived directly at the district session and court located near the airport, where both of his applications were accepted and a date of April 13th was set for sentencing. The court accepted the bail plea and granted him regular bail, setting a date of May 3rd for the next hearing.