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AIIMS assault case: Delhi court upholds verdict sentencing AAP MLA Somnath Bharti to 2 years in prison

A Classes court docket in Delhi Tuesday upheld the conviction and sentencing order handed by a Justice of the Peace, of two years imprisonment to AAP MLA Somnath Bharti in reference to an assault case of AIIMS safety guards. The AAP MLA was instantly taken into judicial custody.

In January, Bharti was sentenced to two-year imprisonment for main a mob that attempted to interrupt the boundary wall of AIIMS and pelted stones on the hospital’s safety workers after they intervened in September 2016.

Nonetheless, he was granted bail to allow him to file an attraction earlier than the excessive court docket towards his conviction within the case and jail time period.

The prosecution on the time had argued that on September 9, 2016, Bharti together with different accused — Jagat Saini, Dileep Jha, Sandeep Sonu and Rakesh Pandey, and about 300 unknown associates of the MLA — broke the boundary wall of AIIMS with a JCB to create an entry to the premier medical institute.

Court docket had additionally imposed a high quality of Rs 1 lakh on the chief.

“The court docket is of the view that the mindset to trigger harm to public property and infrastructure is the assault on the widespread man. Infrastructure and public property of the nation usually are not of any chief, social gathering or authorities however these are nationwide property. The infrastructure is constructed with the contribution of each poor, each taxpayer, center class and each part of society. Whereas exercising democratic rights, individuals should not overlook about nationwide obligation to protect nationwide property and assets meant for every citizen,” Extra Chief Metropolitan Justice of the Peace Ravindra Pandey had written in his order.

Senior advocate Hari Haran, who was representing Bharti, had requested the court docket to grant him a lenient sentence and profit underneath the Probation of Offenders Act, 1958. Nonetheless, the court docket declined, saying that he “is a well-educated individual having qualification of M.Sc. (IIT-Delhi) and he’s additionally a legislation graduate and a Member of Legislative Meeting”.

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