Union Minister Naqvi gets 1-year jail term for breaching prohibitory orders during 2009 LS pollsRampur: Union minister of state for minority affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi and 18 others were today convicted by a Rampur court for breaching prohibitory orders during 2009 Lok Sabha polls.The court pronounced a 1-year jail
Rampur: Union minister of state for minority affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi and 18 others were today convicted by a Rampur court for breaching prohibitory orders during 2009 Lok Sabha polls.
The court pronounced a 1-year jail term for Naqvi. The court, however, granted bail to Naqvi and all other accused in this case.
Judicial magistrate Manish Kumar held Naqvi guilty under IPC sections 143 (unlawful assembly), 341 (wrongful restraint) and 342 (wrongful confinement), Section 7 of Criminal Law Amendment Act and Section 144 of CrPC.
The case relates to a demonstration by BJP workers led by Naqvi at Patwai area of Rampur parliamentary constituency in Uttar Pradesh at the time of campaigning for the 2009 Lok Sabha polls during which they allegedly breached the prohibitory orders in force and barged into a police station.
They were demonstrating against the arrest of Rampur BJP chief and seizure of a vehicle of the party.
Police had lodged an FIR against 200 people, including Naqvi.
Naqvi in his reaction to the court order said he respected the judiciary.
"We respect the judiciary. We will study the judgment and take remedial legal steps," Naqvi told.