Amravati, October 15
A court docket right here on Thursday sentenced Maharashtra minister Yashomati Thakur to 3 months rigorous imprisonment in an eight-year-old case of assault on a policeman and in addition imposed a nice of Rs 15,500.
The district and periods court docket additionally convicted three others within the case, together with a driver of the Ladies and Baby Growth Minister, and awarded them three months rigorous imprisonment.
They have been additionally fined Rs 15,500 every by the court docket of district and periods choose Urmila Joshi.
The minister, a Congress chief, and the trio should endure extra one-month jail in the event that they fail to pay the nice, the court docket stated.
Decide Joshi held Thakur, her driver and two employees responsible of beating up an on-duty policeman who stopped her car on a one-way lane.
In accordance with the prosecution, the incident happened round four.15 pm on March 24, 2012, within the Chunabhatti space beneath Rajapeth police station in Amravati.
Thakur, who can be guardian minister of Amravati district, stated she is going to transfer the Bombay Excessive Court docket towards the decrease court docket’s verdict.
In accordance with the chargesheet, Thakur, her driver Sagar Suresh Khandekar, employees Sharad Kashirav Jawanjal and Raju Kisan Ingle, allegedly beat up site visitors policeman Ulhas Raurale when he stopped her car from getting into a one-way lane.
The incident happened when Thakur, then an MLA, was transferring in her car alongside together with her aides.
When the site visitors cop observed her car getting into a lane from Chunabhatti to Gandhi Chowk right here, he stopped it.
Raurale advised the legislator her car can’t use the street stretch because it was for one-way site visitors and the automotive was getting into from the mistaken aspect, the chargesheet stated.
Angered by this, Thakur and her aides alighted from the automotive and began arguing with Raurale. They allegedly held him by the collar and beat him up, the prosecution stated.
Raurale lodged a grievance with the Rajapeth police station towards Thakur, her driver and two others.
A case was registered beneath IPC sections 353 (assault on or use of legal power towards a public servant with the intention to deter him from discharging his responsibility), 332 (inflicting harm to discourage public servant from his responsibility), 186 (obstructing any public servant in discharge of his public features and 34 (acts performed by a number of individuals in furtherance of frequent intention) towards the 4.
A chargesheet was filed within the court docket after investigation.
Decide Joshi examined 5 witnesses within the case and certainly one of them, a cop, turned hostile throughout trial.
Accepting the deposition of the witnesses and arguments of the prosecution, the choose discovered all of the 4 accused responsible.
The court docket additionally directed the town police commissioner to take motion towards the cop who turned hostile.
Reacting to the decision, Thakur stated, “I’ve at all times revered the judiciary as I’m myself a lawyer. As such, it is not going to be correct for me to remark upon the judgment.
“However we’re going to transfer to the Excessive Court docket for justice. I can solely say at this second that reality shall prevail.”
On the potential demand for her resignation, Thakur stated she was conscious the opposition BJP would search her ouster from the Cupboard.
“They solely have this a lot work. My combat with the BJP is a battle of concepts. It (BJP) is out to finish my political profession, however I shall proceed my combat towards the BJP,” she stated. PTI