New Delhi: Union Minister of State for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, along with 19 others, was convicted by a Rampur Court for breaching prohibitory orders during the 2009 Lok Sabha polls.
Naqvi, who is currently in the Court custody was later granted bail in a case of poll code violation.
Mr Naqvi’s convoy was stopped by the police for checking but his supporters reportedly protested outside a police station. Mr Naqvi reportedly addressed the protesting workers and was among 200 people booked at the time. 23 people were named in the case of which 19 including Naqvi have been found guilty.
The BJP has described the one-year jail sentence as “overreaction” to a peaceful protest.
They were charged for unlawful assembly under sections of the IPC and Criminal Law Amendment Act.