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BJP MLA fined Rs 800 for breaching Govt order following Akhlaq's lynching

BJP MLA fined Rs 800 for breaching Govt order following Akhlaqs lynching

Lucknow: A local court in Gautam Buddh Nagar of Uttar Pradesh has slapped a fine of Rs 800 on BJP MLA Sangeet Som after being found him guilty of breaching government orders in the wake of Mohammad Akhlaq's lynching in 2015.

The former BJP MLA has been held guilty under IPC Section 188 (disobedience to orders duly promulgated by government officials) for violating CrPC Section 144 restrictions at Akhlaq's Bisahda village.

"Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate (2) of the Surajpur court Pradeep Kumar Kushwaha on Wednesday found him (Som) guilty under IPC 188 for violating CrPC Section 144 and imposed a penalty of Rs 800 on him," Assistant Prosecution Officer Premlata Yadav told news agency PTI.

She said the CrPC 144, which prohibits the assembly of four or more people in an area, was imposed in Bisahda village following the Akhlaq incident.

The 52-year-old Akhlaq, a resident of Bisahda village in Dadri area of Gautam Buddh Nagar, was lynched to death on September 28, 2015, by a mob allegedly over suspicion that he had stored beef in his house.

The lynching case is being heard by a fast-track court here in which the judgment is awaited.

Som has in the past been accused of making inflammatory speeches. He was accused of hate speeches ahead of the 2013 Muzaffarnagar riots but cleared of charges by a local court after a trial.

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