New Delhi: A Delhi Court on Tuesday upheld the conviction and 2-year jail time period of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA Somnath Bharti for assaulting a safety workers of All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS) hospital of the nationwide capital. As per stories, Bharti was taken into custody and despatched to jail quickly after the judgement.
A Justice of the Peace court docket had in January sentenced him to 2 years in jail. The choice got here months after Bharti had filed an enchantment towards the Justice of the Peace’s order earlier this 12 months.
The AAP chief’s plea was partially dismissed by Special Judge Vikas Dhull and he was convicted underneath sections 147 (rioting) learn with 149 (illegal meeting) of IPC and underneath part 3 (mischief inflicting injury to public property) of the Prevention of Damage to Public Property Act.
However, the politician was relieved from expenses underneath sections 323 (voluntarily inflicting harm), 353 (assault or use of legal drive to discourage public servant from discharge of his obligation) learn with part 149 of IPC.
In September 2016, Bharti Bharti, together with practically 300 folks, introduced down the fence of a boundary wall on the AIIMS with a JCB operator.
“It is true that only five accused persons were charged for the offence under Section 147 IPC read with Section 149 IPC and out of which four accused persons have been acquitted but still I do not find any illegality in the conviction of the appellant for the offence under section 147 IPC read with Section 149 IPC as the evidence which has come on record shows that unlawful assembly was comprising of 200-300 persons and the remaining persons could not be identified or apprehended,” the Special Judge mentioned in his order.
In January, Bharti was granted bail to allow him to file an enchantment earlier than the excessive court docket towards his conviction within the case and jail time period. The Justice of the Peace court docket had acquitted different co-accused citing an absence of proof towards them.
Bharti had earlier claimed that police officers and different witnesses had deposed towards him so as to falsely implicate him within the case.
Advocate, representing the Bharti, had requested the court docket to grant him a lenient sentence and profit underneath the Probation of Offenders Act, 1958. However, the court docket declined his request stating that the AAP MLA “is a well-educated person having qualification of M.Sc. (IIT-Delhi) and he is also a law graduate and a Member of Legislative Assembly”.