Rahul Gandhi moves Supreme Court against Gujarat High Court refusal to stay conviction in defamation case for remark on 'Modi' surname

Single-judge Justice Hemant Prachchhak of the Gujarat High Court had refused relief to Gandhi on July 7 stating that staying conviction is not a rule and the same must only be exercised in rare cases.
Rahul Gandhi and Supreme Court
Rahul Gandhi and Supreme Court

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has moved the Supreme Court challenging the Gujarat High Court's refusal to stay the conviction and two-year jail term imposed on him by a Magistrate court in a criminal defamation case for his remark "All thieves have Modi surname" [Rahul Gandhi v Purnesh Modi].

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