New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) The Congress Tuesday welcomed the verdict by the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court which imposed a fine on a petitioner for falsely accusing the party’s general secretary Rahul Gandhi of gangrape in his Amethi constituency.
Congress spokesperson Jayanthi Natarajan said a heinous conspiracy was hatched to destroy the political career of the Gandhi scion and demanded that the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) should identify those responsible.
“The plot is based on lies proliferated in the public domain and on the internet since 2006… The Congress demands the CBI should identify the original culprits responsible for hatching this plot and all those people and institutions responsible for this conspiracy be punished,” she said.
The Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court Monday fined a petitioner Rs.50 lakh for falsely accusing Rahul Gandhi of gangrape of a girl in his Amethi parliamentary constituency. The court also directed the state government to probe the controversy in order to ascertain if there was a political conspiracy behind the petition.
The order followed appearance of the alleged victim before the court, where she vehemently denied the allegation.