The troubles of Gujarat ‘s Vadgam MLA Jignesh Mevani are not decreasing.
After getting bail in the case of assault on a woman constable in Assam, now a magistrate court in Mehsana convicted 10 people, including MLA Mevani, for taking out a rally (Azad March) without permission in the year 2017 and sentenced them to three months in jail. is heard.
Not only this, the court has also imposed a monetary fine of Rs 1,000 on him.
The march was taken out regarding the incident of whipping of Dalits
Let us tell you that in July 2016, the incident of whipping of some Dalits came to light in Una Tehsil. There was a lot of opposition about this.
On July 12, 2017, Mevani, along with his colleagues, had called for an independence march from Mehsana to Dhanera in Banaskantha to protest against the non-retraction of cases registered against Dalits and others over the incident.
He took out this march even after the administration did not allow it.
Police had registered an FIR for taking out the march without permission
Congress leaders Kanhaiya Kumar, Resham Patel and Subodh Kumar were also involved in this march along with Mevani. During this march, the protesters created a big ruckus.
In such a situation, the police had made 12 people including Mevani accused in this case for taking out the march without permission.
However, last year, during the framing of charges in the court, the court had decided to conduct separate hearing against Kanhaiya Kumar as he was not present.
Court convicted 10 including Mevani
In this case, Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate JA Parmar on Thursday arrested MLA Mevani and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) office-bearer Reshma Patel and nine others, including some members of Mevani’s Rashtriya Dalit Adhikar Manch, under Section 143 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). Convicted of being part of an unlawful assembly.
The court has also imposed a monetary fine of Rs 1,000-1,000 on all of them, while sentenced them to three months in jail.
One accused has died
The police had made a total of 12 people accused in this case, but one of them has died and the trial on another is still going on. In such a situation, the court has announced punishment by holding the remaining 10 accused guilty.
Let us inform that on April 20, Assam Police had arrested Mevani in a case related to tweets against Prime Minister Narendra Modi by raiding Vadgam .
After this, on 25 April, a court in Kokrajhar, Assam granted him bail.
Soon after getting bail, Mevani was again arrested by the Barpeta police on charges of assault and molestation of a female constable . After that the police took them to Barpeta.
Mevani had returned to Gujarat on Tuesday itself.
Mevani was granted bail only on April 29 in the case of assault and molestation of a female constable , but it took two days for her to complete the bail process.
After this, he reached Vadgam on Tuesday only. After reaching Gujarat, Mevani targeted the BJP government of the state and termed it as useless.
Now just two days later, he has been sentenced to jail in the Azadi March case.