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SC dismisses rape allegation against Rahul Gandhi

Thursday October 18, 2012 02:50:56 PM, IANS

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An apex court bench of Justice B.S. Chauhan and Justice Swatanter Kumar held that the allegation was "without substance and not even an iota of evidence" was there to support it.

The court said Kishore Smrite, who had petitioned the Allahabad High Court in 2011, "did not approach the high court with clean hands".

The allegation had "damaged the public image of Rahul Gandhi", the court said.

Smrite had, on the basis of a website report which alleged that on December 3, 2006 Rahul Gandhi and his six friends who were in Amethi, had wrongfully confined a girl and raped her, moved the habeas corpus petition in the high court.

 

 






 
 

 

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