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New Delhi, News24 Bureau, April 30: The Supreme Court has allowed Congress president Rahul Gandhi’s plea in the contempt case against him and has given him the opportunity to file another affidavit on May 6.

Earlier, Gandhi had ‘expressed regret’ for attributing ‘Chowkidar Chor Hai’ remark to the SC in an election rally after the apex court admitted a plea seeking review of the verdict in Rafale deal case.

During the hearing on the matter, SC told Gandhi’s counsel Abhishek Manu Singhvi that in the previous affidavit ‘somewhere he admits his mistake and somewhere he denies’.

Mukul Rohatgi, lawyer of Bharatiya Janata Party MP Meenakshi Lekhi, who is the petitioner in the case, said, “He (Gandhi) deliberately put words in the mouth of SC and he has only expressed regret. Law is clear in contempt cases the line starts with unconditional apology.”
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Responding to this, Singhvi said on behalf of his client, “I have wrongly attributed (the remark) to my lord, that was my error.”

Singhvi told the SC that Gandhi will file an affidavit by May 6.SC agreed to the demand and posted the matter to May 6. 

With Agencies

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