SC Dismisses PIL On Rahul Gandhi's Citizenship As 'Frivolous'

30/11/2015 2:04 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST
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NEW DELHI, INDIA - NOVEMBER 19: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi during a convention of the Indian Youth Congress to mark the 98th birth anniversary of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium on November 19, 2015 in New Delhi, India. Congress president Sonia Gandhi and her son and party vice president Rahul Gandhi hit out at the government as well as the BJP and RSS accusing the Modi government of pursuing communal and divisive politics. (Photo by Sonu Mehta/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

NEW DELHI -- The Supreme Court today dismissed a plea seeking a direction to CBI to register a case against Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi for allegedly declaring himself as a British national before company law authorities there.

A bench comprising Chief Justice H L Dattu and Justice Amitava Roy questioned the "authenticity of the document" attached with the PIL and the manner in which the papers were procured.

"Can we start making roving inquiries," the bench asked while turning the petition as "frivolous".

Earlier the apex court had refused urgent hearing on a plea filed by lawyer M L Sharma.

Recently, BJP leader Subramanian Swamy has alleged that the Congress Vice President has claimed himself to be a British national before the authorities in connection with incorporation of a firm.

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