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Allahabad HC rejects ex-BJP MLA’s plea for stay on conviction in 2013 Muzaffarnagar riots case

A Muzaffarnagar MP/MLA court on October 11 had sentenced Saini, then an MLA from Khatauli, and 10 others to two years of imprisonment in the riots case.

2013 Muzaffarnagar riots case, 2013 Muzaffarnagar riots, allahabad high court, 2013 riots case conviction stay, Indian Express, India news, current affairsA single bench of Justice Samit Gopal on Tuesday rejected Saini’s application, saying: “The conviction of the appellant/applicant if for rioting, rioting armed with deadly weapon, endangering life or personal safety of others, assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharging his duty, intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of peace and criminal intimidation which had caused a law and order problem and had thrown the peace of the citizens out of gear.”

The Allahabad High Court has rejected a plea by former BJP MLA Vikram Saini seeking suspension of his conviction in a 2013 Muzaffarnagar riots case.

A single bench of Justice Samit Gopal on Tuesday rejected Saini’s application, saying: “The conviction of the appellant/applicant if for rioting, rioting armed with deadly weapon, endangering life or personal safety of others, assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharging his duty, intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of peace and criminal intimidation which had caused a law and order problem and had thrown the peace of the citizens out of gear.”

A Muzaffarnagar MP/MLA court on October 11 had sentenced Saini, then an MLA from Khatauli, and 10 others to two years of imprisonment in the riots case.

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First published on: 24-11-2022 at 02:57 IST
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