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It's official: Sentenced Jharkhand MLA loses House membership

IANS  |  Ranchi 

The Assembly on Saturday issued a notification announcing that Mukti Morcha (JMM) MLA Yogendra has lost his legislature membership as he was convicted and awarded a three-year jail term in a coal theft case.

As per the notification, the membership of has been terminated with effect from January 31 -- the day he was convicted and and the sentence was pronounced -- and has been rendered unfit to contest any elections during the sentence period.

A court sentenced Mahto and four others to three years' rigorous imprisonment in the 2010 coal theft case.

Mahto, a resident of district and a from assembly seat, owned a coke plant.

In 2010, the police had lodged the coal theft case him, as illegal coal was recovered from his coke plant.

He is of the current assembly to lose membership after being convicted by a court. Two years ago, All (AJSU) legislator was convicted and awarded seven years' imprisonment in another case.

As per the constitutional provisions, if a legislator or a is convicted and awarded at least two years' imprisonment, then he/ she will lose the membership of



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First Published: Sat, February 10 2018. 19:48 IST