SC dismisses plea seeking CBI probe into Rahul’s citizenship row

Rahul Gandhi, Congress vice- president, citizenship row, british national row,
Rahul Gandhi, Congress vice- president

Questioning the “authenticity of the document”, the Supreme Court on Monday rejected a plea seeking a direction to Central Bureau of Investigation, to file a case against Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi for allegedly declaring himself as a British national before company law authorities.

A bench comprising Chief Justice HL Dattu and Justice Amitava Roy enquired the “authenticity of the document” attached with the PIL and the manner in which the papers were procured.

Turning the petition as “frivolous”, the bench asked: “Can we start making roving inquiries.”

On November 24, the top court refused urgent hearing of the plea filed by ML Sharma. Chief Justice H L Dattu had said that, there is no urgency in the matter, when lawyer M L Sharma pleaded for urgent hearing on his PIL.

Recently, BJP leader Subramanian Swamy, in a letter to PM Narendra Modi, claimed that Rahul Gandhi declared his nationality as British, when filing the returns of a company – Backops Ltd – he had incorporated in the UK, in 2003. He also released a document to the media.


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