Ahmedabad: A court docket in Ahmedabad on Friday sentenced Gujarat Congress’s working president and MLA Jignesh Mevani and 18 others to 6 months easy imprisonment in a 2016 case of rioting.
The case was associated to a highway blockade agitation staged by Mevani and his associates. Extra Chief Metropolitan Justice of the Peace P N Goswami, who additionally imposed a tremendous on Mevani and others, suspended their sentence until October 17 to allow them to file appeals.
The case was registered towards Mevani and 19 others on the College police station right here in 2016 for staging a highway blockade to press their demand that an under-construction constructing of the regulation division of Gujarat College be named for Dr B R Ambedkar.
The First Data Report was registered below Indian Penal Code sections 143 (illegal meeting) and 147 (rioting) in addition to sections of the Gujarat Police Act. One of many accused died throughout the pendency of the case. Mevani, a outstanding Dalit chief, received the 2017 Meeting election as an unbiased with the help of Congress.
The occasion later made him a working president of its Gujarat unit.