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Court sentences Congress MLA, 11 others to six months in jail for rioting

The court also imposed a fine of Rs 1,000 on each of them

Press Trust of India  |  Shivpuri (MP) 

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They were also held guilty under the Prevention of Damage to Public Properties Act

A here today sentenced a legislator, two former MLAs and nine other party workers to six months' imprisonment in a case of rioting.

The also imposed a fine of Rs 1,000 on each of them, said Assistant Public Prosecutor Punam Verma.

Judicial Magistrate convicted from Kailaras, Yadav; former MLAs Harivallabh Shukla and Virendra Raghuvanshi and nine others.

"The found them guilty under sections 353 (assault to deter public servant from discharge of his duty), 148 (rioting) and 336 (endangering life or personal safety of others)," Verma said.

They were also held guilty under the Prevention of Damage to Public Properties Act.

The incident had taken place on September 30, 2011 when workers staged a protest at the district collector's office. It was alleged that protesters threw stones at District Collector John Kingsly and created a ruckus in the campus.

First Published: Thu, September 14 2017. 23:18 IST
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