In the Matter of Rahul Gandhi v. Purnesh Ishwerbhai Modi Rahul Gandhi, the head of the Congress, filed a criminal revision appeal to overturn the Surat Sessions Court’s decision denying his request for a stay of the defamation case conviction. For his statement that “all thieves have the Modi surname,” Rahul Gandhi was accused under Sections 499 and 500 of the Penal Code, 1860, and the Surat Court sentenced him to two years in prison under Sections 389 and 389(1) of the Criminal Procedure Code, 1973. He then requested a stay of the conviction decision dated March 23, 2023, before the Surat Sessions Court, but the Sessions Court denied his request. Rahul Gandhi had appealed the Sessions Court’s conviction ruling to the High Court after becoming enraged by the court’s decision. Justice Gita Gopi had not before this Court stayed herself from hearing the case on April 26, 2023. After then, Justice Hemant M. Prachchhak received the appeal.
Analysis of Court order
The Judgement of the Sessions Court was not overturned by the Gujrat High Court’s Single Judge Bench under Justice Hemant M. Prachchhak. Gandhi’s request to have the Sessions Court’s sentence of two years in jail and his conviction order overturned was denied by the court.
CASE NAME – Rahul Gandhi v. Purnesh Ishwerbhai Modi, Order Dated: 07-07-2023