Gujarat MLA and Dalit chief JigneshMevani and 9 others have been convicted by decrease court docket in Mehsana over a rally they organised practically 5 years in the past. The ‘Azadi march’ from Mehsana to Dhanera in Banaskantha district was held in July 2017 with out police permission and Mr Mevani and the others have been convicted for illegal meeting.
All of them have been sentenced to 3 months of imprisonment and high-quality of Rs 1,000 every.
Final month, Jignesh Mevani was arrested twice by the Assam police on varied fees.
He was arrested from Gujarat’s Palanpur city by a crew of Assam police after a criticism was filed over his tweets in opposition to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
He was granted bail in that case, however was arrested virtually instantly after in a case of alleged molestation of a girl police constable.
He was granted bail within the second case on Friday and was launched the following day.
At a press convention held at Gujarat’s Congress headquarters quickly after, Mr Mevani stated he was jailed on the behest of the Assam authorities’s “political bosses in Delhi”.
“The motion of the Assam police is shameful. I used to be jailed for 9 days, and suffered however did not complain. Assam’s judiciary known as a spade a spade that FIR in opposition to me is frivolous. It was executed on the behest of their political bosses in Delhi,” Mr Mevani informed reporters, referring to the decrease court docket bail order through which the court docket stated the second case in opposition to him was “concocted”.
Slamming the police, the Barpeta court docket stated “changing our hard-earned democracy right into a police state is just unthinkable” and requested the Excessive Courtroom to present instructions to the Assam police to “reform itself”.
The Gauhati Excessive Courtroom, nevertheless, stated the Barpeta court docket had ”crossed its limits” in its order and “demoralised” the police power and the state authorities.
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