Rahul granted bail in defamation case by Bihar court

Patna: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi was on Saturday granted bail by a court in connection with a defamation case filed by Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi.

The Patna civil court granted the bail to Gandhi, a government lawyer said.

In April, Modi filed a defamation case against Gandhi for his statement “all thieves have Modi as their surnames”.

The senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader had filed the case in the CJM court in Patna under Section 500 of the IPC alleging him of defaming and hurting the sentiments of people with Modi surnames.