A special MP/MLA court in Pilibhit has sentenced UP Minister of State for Sugarcane Sanjay Singh Gangwar, who represents Pilibhit city seat, to three months imprisonment in two cases.
Cases were registered against him a decade ago under Section 127A of the Representation of the People Act.
Both the cases were registered at Sungarhi police station during the 2012 assembly elections.
The court also imposed a fine of Rs 2,000 on the minister in each of the two cases.
Later, the trial court granted bail to Gangwar in both the cases under section 389C of the CrPC (Criminal Procedure Code), which empowers the court to grant interim bail for 30 days in cases involving a maximum of three years. Imprisonment is envisaged.
Gangwar was the leader of the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) party in 2012. One of the two cases against him was registered on 4 January 2012, with the complainant alleging that painted slogans of the BSP and Gangwar were found on walls near the wall. Madhotanda railway crossing as well as outside local houses which was in violation of the model code of conduct.
In the second case registered on January 5, the then SHO of Sungarhi police station had said that during his patrolling and surveillance operation, he found gangwar with printed canvassing material without mandatory information about the name, address and quantity of the printer. Got the car. of material.
In both the cases, the police had filed charge sheets in the court. After hearing the final arguments, the court found Gangwar guilty on both the counts. Gangwar was personally present in the court when the verdict was pronounced.
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