Gauri Lankesh murder: RSS member files defamation complaint against Rahul Gandhi, Sitaram Yechury

18 September 2017, 10:05 PM
Defamation complaint against Rahul, Yechury in Gauri Lankesh murder
Defamation complaint against Rahul, Yechury in Gauri Lankesh murder

A defamation case has been filed against Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi and CPM general secretary Sitaram Yechury by an RSS worker activist for allegedly linking the organisation to the murder of renowned journalist Gauri Lankesh.

Dhrituman Joshi, the lawyer who filed the complaint said, “I have filed a case of criminal defamation and the hearing is likely to take place on October 22.”

Joshi filed the complaint on Friday saying there were purported remarks made by Gandhi and Yechury.

“Statements made by the accused and the respective political parties are in utmost sense defamatory and belittle the RSS in the eyes of common public. There was a definite move by the accused to tarnish the image of the RSS, without citing any proof,” Joshi further mentioned in his complaint.

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Being an RSS worker, Joshi said he was defamed and humiliated in front of common people.

Journalist Lankesh was killed on September 6 by unidentified assailants at her residence in Karnataka.

Talking about Rahul Gandhi, he is already facing a defamation case in a court at Bhiwandi in Thane district over his alleged comment against the RSS regarding Mahatma Gandhi’s assassination.

(With PTI inputs)

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First Published: Monday, September 18, 2017 07:40 PM

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