Bhiwandi (Maharashtra): A Maharashtra court on Friday adjourned till April 21 the defamation case filed by the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) against Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi’s remark regarding Mahatma Gandhi’s assassination.
Gandhi was not present in the court on Friday.
Earlier in November last year, Gandhi was granted bail on the basis of personal surety by Maharashtra’s Bhiwandi court.
A local RSS functionary, Rajesh Kunte, had filed the case against Gandhi for claiming at an election rally on March 6, 2014, that the right wing organisation had killed Mahatma Gandhi.
Though the apex court has stayed the proceedings against him, Gandhi appeared before Magistrate D.P. Kale in Bhiwandi on July 8 last year.
Gandhi had in September last year withdrawn his petition filed in the apex court and said that he would face the trial.
He expressed his readiness to face the trial after the top court refused to interfere with the criminal proceedings pending against him before the trial court.
He moved the apex court challenging the Bombay High Court’s order refusing to quash the defamation case and summons issued to him by the trial court.
After the withdrawal of the case, the court had summoned Gandhi for further proceedings.