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Defamation case by RSS: Rahul Gandhi moves Supreme Court

New Delhi(PTI):Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi has moved the Supreme Court seeking a stay on the Bombay High Court order dismissing his plea for quashing a defamation case against him for allegedly blaming RSS for the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi.

The petition, which is listed for hearing tomorrow before the bench headed by Justice Dipak Mishra, has also challenged the constitutional validity of the penal provisions dealing with defamation.

Gandhi’s plea seeking to quash the complaint filed by RSS activist Rajesh Kunte before a magisterial court in Bhiwandi in Thane district of Maharashtra was rejected by the Bombay High Court on March 10.

It was alleged by the RSS activist that the Congress leader had said at a rally during last year’s Lok Sabha poll that a worker of the saffron outfit killed Mahatma Gandhi.

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