In Gujarat, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi was granted bail by a court in Ahmedabad after he pleaded not guilty in a criminal defamation suit today.
The case has been filed by Ahmedabad District Cooperative Bank and its chairman Ajay Patel after Mr Gandhi alleged that the bank had swapped 750 crore rupees in scrapped currency with valid notes within five days of announcement of demonetisation on November 8, 2016.
Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate NB Munshi asked Mr Gandhi if he accepted the charges, to which he replied in the negative. His lawyer then moved an application for bail, which was granted. (AIR NEWS)