Union minister Naqvi found Guilty of 2009 Poll Code violation

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New Delhi, Jan 14: Union minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi was found guilty and sentenced to one year in jail for violating prohibitory orders during 2009 Lok Sabha elections. He was slapped with Rs 4,000 as fine in the case.

Naqvi was convicted by the Rampur court in Uttar Pardesh. Along with his 19 others were also found guilty in the case. However, he was granted bail shortly after the verdict.

Reacting to the judgment, the BJP said that it was a politically motivated case.

According to reports, Abbas Naqvi, who is the minister of state for minority affairs, had led the BJP workers' protests in Patwai area of Rampur parliamentary constituency during the Lok Sabha elections in 2009.

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