Surat: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, who was sentenced to two years in prison in adefamation case, was granted bail by a sessions court in Gujarat’s Surat on Monday.
The court will hear his appeal against conviction in the defamation case on April 13.
Earlier in the day, Gandhi moved an appeal in the Surat Sessions Court challenging his conviction.
The appeal has been accompanied by two applications, the first being application for Suspension of Sentence, which is essentially an application for regular bail, and the second being, an application for Suspension of Conviction.
If the second application is allowed, his membership of the Lok Sabha will be restored, subject to the issuance of notification of the LS Secretariat in this regard, Bar and Bench reported.
Pertinently, on March 23, the Court of Chief Judicial Magistrate sentenced Gandhi to two years in jail, following which he was disqualified as MP of Lok Sabha.
However, his sentence was suspended, and he was also granted bail to enable him to move an appeal against his conviction within 30 days.