Delhi Court convicts AAP MLA Som Dutt in assault case

The Asian Age.

Metros, Delhi

The maximum punishment for causing grievous injury is seven years. The court will pronounce the quantum of sentence on July 4.

AAP MLA Som Dutt

New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) legislator from Sadar Bazar constituency, Som Dutt, has been convicted by a Delhi court for beating and assaulting a man during the 2015 Assembly election campaign.

Additional chief metropolitan magistrate (ACMM) Samar Vishal held Mr Dutt, a legislator from Sadar Bazar constituency here, guilty under Section 325 (voluntarily causing grievous hurt without provocation), 341 (wrongful restraint), 147 (rioting), and Section 149 (unlawful assembly ) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). The maximum punishment for causing grievous injury is seven years. The court will pronounce the quantum of sentence on July 4.

An FIR was lodged against Mr Dutt in 2015 at the Gulabi Bagh police station in North Delhi on the allegation that the MLA and around 50 of his supporters, while campaigning in the locality, had come to the house of complainant Sanjeev Rana.

The prosecutor had alleged that when the complainant objected, the MLA allegedly hit him on his legs with a baseball bat and his supporters dragged him out on the road and started beating him, causing grievous injury.

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