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UP BJP MLA gets 5-year jail in 28-year-old fake marksheet case

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Indra Pratap Tiwari, BJP MLA from Gosaiganj in Ayodhya

Ayodhya: Special MP/MLA court of Faizabad on Monday sentenced BJP MLA Indra Pratap Tiwari alias Khabbu Tiwari to a jail term of five years in fake marksheet case.

Special judge Puja Singh delivered the final verdict prnouncing Tiwari as guilty in the case that was registered 28 years ago and awarded five-year jail term, slapped a fine of Rs 8,000 and sent him to jail.

Indra Pratap Tiwari alias Khabbu Tiwari was elected from the Gosaiganj assembly constituency.

The case was lodged against Mr Tiwari in 1992 by the then Principal of Saket Degree College in Ayodhya Yaduvansh Ram Tripathi at the Ram Janmabhoomi police station.

According to the FIR, Mr Tiwari, who failed in the second year of graduation, took admission in the next class by submitting a fake mark sheet in 1990.

The charge sheet was filed after 13 years in the case. Several original documents disappeared from the records and the trial continued with the preparation of secondary copies of all the court documents.

The complainant, Tripathi, also died during the trial.

Mahendra Kumar Agrawal, the then Dean of Saket College, and other witnesses testified against Mr Tiwari.

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