India court warns Rahul Gandhi could face defamation trial

July 19, 2016 10:51 AM

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NEW DELHI – India's top court has ordered a scion of India's Nehru-Gandhi family to express regret or face defamation charges for blaming the country's top Hindu nationalist organization for the 1948 assassination of independence leader Mohandas Gandhi.

The Supreme Court on Tuesday did not accept Rahul Gandhi's plea that what he said in 2014 was based on government records and a court ruling and that he didn't directly refer to Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh, or the National Volunteers Group.

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