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Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi gets 1 year in jail for poll code violation, granted bail

Jan 15, 2015    

Union Minister of State for Minority Affairs and BJP vice president Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi was on Wednesday convicted by a Rampur sessions court for breaching prohibitory orders during the 2009 Lok Sabha polls.Judicial magistrate Manish Kumar held Naqvi guilty under sections 143 (unlawful assembly), 341 (wrongful restraint) and 342 (wrongful confinement) of IPC, 7 Criminal Law Amendment Act and Section 144 of CrPC. Eighteen others were also convicted. Naqvi was later granted bail.Television news reports also said that Naqvi has been sentenced toone year jail and fined Rs 4,000 by the court. Naqvi...

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