New Delhi, Aug 24: Rahul Gandhi, the vice president of the Congress on Wednesday told the Supreme Court that he never meant to accuse the RSS as an organisation behind the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi.
He cited an affidavit before the Bombay High Court saying that he had accused only a few people in the RSS and not the institution.
The Supreme Court observed that that the statements by Rahul Gandhi are good enough to give the case a burial. The petitioner's counsel however, sought time till September 1.
The Supreme Court also said that the inference of Rahul Gandhi's statement is that he never accused RSS as an institution for the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi.
A defamation case had been filed in Maharashtra after Rahul Gandhi, the vice president of the Congress party had said at an election rally that the RSS was responsible for the death of Mahatma Gandhi.
The court had while hearing the matter on an earlier date had observed that Rahul Gandhi must face trial if he did not apologise. However, on the next date of hearing the court had pointed out a procedural lapse and said that the magistrate court could not have ordered a police inquiry in a case of defamation.