In the defamation case that was brought against Congress leader Rahul Gandhi for his statement that “all thieves have Modi surname,” he was given a sentence of two years in prison. On Thursday, he was found guilty by a court in Surat of intentionally insulting someone with the aim to instigate a disturbance of the peace, which is a violation of Section 504 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
A Member of the Legislative Assembly for the Gujarat BJP initiated the legal action in 2019 against the Congress MP in response to his comments asking “why all the thieves have Modi in their name.” Purnesh Modi, an elected official in the state, filed the lawsuit in which he claimed that Rahul Gandhi’s comments slandered the entire Modi community.
Rahul Gandhi gave two years in prison for slander of the Modi family name
The complaint was submitted under both section 499 and section 500 of the Indian Penal Code, which both deal with defamation.
Following the announcement of Rahul Gandhi’s conviction by the court, his legal team submitted a bail application, which the court ultimately agreed to grant.
This comment was made by the Gandhi scion as he was campaigning for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections in the city of Kolar in the state of Karnataka. “I have a question. Why does it seem like every criminal has the surname Modi in their name, whether it’s Nirav Modi, Lalit Modi, or Narendra Modi? We are unsure of the total number of additional Modis that would be manufactured “Rahul Gandhi had remarked.
Thursday during his appearance in court, Rahul Gandhi made the following statement: “In every instance, I have spoken out against corrupt practices. My purpose was never to do anything improper or to do anyone harm.”