July 19, 2019 | 6:48 AM IST
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Rahul Gandhi to appear before Ahmedabad court today for defaming Amit Shah

Rahul Gandhi will appear before an Ahmedabad court today for allegedly making derogatory statements against former BJP president and now Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Shah’s son-Jay. Gandhi misleadingly cited an old murder case while campaigning for the 17th Lok Sabha elections in Madhya Pradesh on April 23 and also levelled corruption charges against Jay. Gandhi is appearing in the court for the fourth time in the past one month on Tuesday.  
The senior Shah was acquitted in the case five years back in which his name was involved in an alleged fake encounter of a gangster Sohrabuddin Sheikh case that happened in 2005. The Bombay High Court too dismissed a petition against the CBI’s decision to not challenge the trial court’s order.
It may be noted that Gandhi was granted bail by a Patna court last week in a defamation case filed by Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Modi.

During the election rally in Maharashtra, Gandhi had put across a question as to why all thieves like Nirav Modi, Lalit Modi or Narendra Modi have Modi as their surname.
Gandhi is set to appear in a series of cases in the coming weeks. He will be appearing in a Surat court in a related defamation suit filed by Gujarat lawmaker Prunesh Modi, a trial date for the defamation case filed by an RSS worker over allegedly linking journalist Gauri Lankesh’s killing with BJP-RSS ideology (he is out on bail on a surety of Rs 15,000) and on July 12 in another defamation case filed by the Ahmedabad District Cooperative Bank.

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