No, Justice Muralidhar Didn’t Accompany Sonia Gandhi To File Nomination

An image of a lawyer with Sonia Gandhi is being circulated on Whatsapp and other social media sites claiming the lawyer in the picture is Justice Muralidhar.

Mumbai| After Justice Muralidhar came down heavily on Delhi Police for inaction against the hate speeches given by BJP leaders, he was transferred the same night to the Punjab and Haryana Court. Although his transfer was due and already approved by the collegium, many speculations were made that he was transferred for asking to register an FIR against the BJP leaders.

In the aftermath of the events, an image was widely shared on social media where a lawyer is seen to be accompanying Congress Interim President Sonia Gandhi to file a nomination. It was claimed that the lawyer seen in the picture is Justice Muralidhar and he has had ties with the Congress party for a long time. It is also said in these posts that Justice Muralidhar worked as an assistant to Congress leader Manish Tiwari

The fact-checking website AltNews verified the authenticity of the image and found out that it is fake news.

The image that is widely shared is below-

The fact-checking website AltNews found out that the person referred to as Justice Muralidhar in these pictures is lawyer K.C. Kaushik. The picture is from Raebareli when Sonia Gandhi filed her election nomination. The picture was tweeted by the handle of Youth Congress on April 11, 2019.

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