Gujarat: Ahmedabad court grants bail to Rahul Gandhi in defamation case

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A metropolitan court in Gujarat on Friday granted bail to Rahul Gandhi in connection with a criminal defamation suit filed by the Ahmedabad District Cooperative Bank and its chairman, Ajay Patel.

Rahul arrived in Ahmedabad earlier in the day, where he thanked his opponents in the RSS and the BJP for providing him with platforms and opportunities to take his ideological battle against them to the public.

“I’m in Ahmedabad today, to appear in another case filed against me by my political opponents in the RSS/ BJP. I thank them for providing me these platforms & opportunities to take my ideological battle against them to the public. Satyameva Jayate,” Rahul said in a tweet.

The defamation suit alleged that Congress leaders – Rahul Gandhi and Randeep Singh Surjewala had falsely claimed that the Ahmedabad District Cooperative Bank was involved in a scam to swap Rs 750 crore in scrapped notes with valid currency within five days of demonetisation in November 2016. 

Union Minister Amit Shah is a director of the bank.