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Delhi Court sentences six month jail term to AAP MLA Som Dutt for Assault during 2015 polls

A Delhi court on Thursday sentenced six-month jail term to Aam Aadmi Party Lawmaker Som Dutt for assaulting a man during the 2015 Assembly election campaign. Som Dutt was convicted by the Court Last week.

During the hearing in the case, Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (ACMM) Samar Vishal also imposed a fine of Rs 2 lakh on AAP Legislator.

AAP Lawmaker from Sadar Bazar assembly constituency has been convicted under IPC Section 325 for voluntarily causing grievous hurt without provocation, Section 341 for wrongful restraint, Section 147 and 149 fo rioting and unlawful assembly.

While delivering the verdict in the Case, Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (ACMM) Samar Vishal said, ‘There is no doubt that Som Dutt along with his supporters on January 10, 2015, at around 8 pm, went to flat No. 13 of Gulabi Bagh where the complainant was present’. He along with supporters assaulted the complainant due to which he suffered grievous injury’.

Som Dutt had in 2013 and 2015 contested from Sadar Bazar Assembly seat. In 2013 assembly polls, when AAP made a debut, Dutt was among the AAP’s 28 MLAs who won the battle. He had defeated Jai Prakash of Bharatiya Janata Party with a slim margin of over 700 votes.

In 2015, he again registered a victory from the seat and that time with over 34,00 votes.

READ: AAP MLA Manoj Kumar gets a 3-month jail sentence for obstructing poll process during 2013 Assembly Polls

Earlier on June 25, a Special MP-MLA fast track court awarded 3-month jail sentence to Aam Aadmi Party MLA Manoj Kumar in a case related to obstructing the polling process in the 2013 Assembly Elections in the national Capital’s Kalyan Puri assembly segment.

However, the Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (ACMM) Samar Vishal granted to bail to Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA after he deposited a sum of ₹10,000 as a bail bond. He has been granted bail for 10 days so that the lawmaker can approach the Higher Court if he wants to.

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