Supreme Court issues notice on Rahul Gandhi plea to stay defamation conviction for remark on 'Modi' surname

During the hearing, Justice Gavai offered to recuse from the case citing the association of his father and brother with the Congress party. However, both the parties did not raise any objection.
Rahul Gandhi and Supreme Court
Rahul Gandhi and Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Friday issued notice on a plea by Congress leader Rahul Gandhi seeking stay on the conviction and two-year jail term imposed on him by a Gujarat court in a criminal defamation case for his remark "All thieves have Modi surname". [Rahul Gandhi vs Purnesh Ishwarbhai Modi and anr]

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