Anti-Modi case fails

The Star Late Edition - - WORLD -

NEW DELHI: In­dia’s Supreme Court yes­ter­day threw out a case brought by an anti-cor­rup­tion lawyer that ac­cused Prime Min­is­ter Naren­dra Modi of ac­cept­ing sus­pi­cious cash pay­ments, deal­ing a blow to an op­po­si­tion leader who had latched on to the case.

A panel of judges found that there was too lit­tle ev­i­dence to go on, de­flat­ing Rahul Gandhi’s warn­ings late last year that he would cause an “earth­quake” by un­veil­ing proof that Modi was cor­rupt. Modi was chief min­is­ter of the state of Gu­jarat at the time.

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