Delhi court sentences AAP MLA Manoj Kumar to 3 months jail

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Delhi: A Special MP-MLA fast track court awarded a 3 month jail sentence to AAP MLA Manoj Kumar and fined him Rs 10,000 for obstructing election process at a polling station in Kalyan Puri during 2013 assembly elections. Manoj Kumar has been granted bail in the matter.

The court had on June 11 convicted Kumar for obstructing a public servant in discharge of public functions, punishable under 186 IPC, and disorderly conduct in or near polling stations, section 131 of Representation of the People Act.

The case was lodged on a complaint regarding hindrance in the election process being created by over 50 protesters, led by the then AAP candidate Kumar, at the main gate of an MCD school, during 2013 Delhi assembly elections, which caused problems to the voters.

However, during the hearing in the court, Manoj Kumar had denied these allegations.

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