Rahul Gandhi got special treatment from cops, entered court without being frisked; alleges complainant

Rahul Gandhi got special treatment from cops, entered court without being frisked; alleges complainant 1
Rahul Gandhi was given special treatment by cops, alleged complainant Rajesh Kunte (Courtesy: Subhash M)

Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) worker Rajesh Kunte, who filed a defamation case against Congress president Rahul Gandhi, alleged that the latter was given special treatment by local police when he appeared before the magistrate court in Bhiwandi on Tuesday.

Kunte claimed that the Congress president, who was surrounded by party workers and security guards throughout, was allowed to enter the court without being frisked.

“Special treatment was given to Rahul Gandhi and his people. I am complainant and still was not allowed inside court without being frisked but Rahul Gandhi and his people went in without frisking despite him being accused. Police was biased,” he said, reported ANI.

Gandhi arrived in Mumbai earlier today to appear before a magistrate court in Bhiwandi, Thane in connection with the defamation case. He pleaded ‘not guilty’, following which charges were framed under section IPC 499 and 500 against him.

The next hearing is scheduled for August 10.

Kunte had filed the case after watching Gandhi’s speech at an election rally in which he had alleged that the RSS was behind the killing of Mahatma Gandhi.

“The RSS people had killed (Mahatma) Gandhi,” the Congress president had allegedly said during a rally in 2014.

During his two-day visit to Maharashtra, the Gandhi scion is expected to address party workers and interact with its corporators in the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation.

Later in the day, he will later address party workers in Goregaon. “We expect that more than 10,000 Congress workers will attend. Gandhi will directly interact with the workers,’’ City Congress chief Sanjay Nirupam said.

On Wednesday, he is scheduled to meet the kin of Dadaji Khobragade, the rural inventor who revolutionised rice farming, at Chandrapur in Vidarbha, before returning to Delhi.

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