MLA Raja Singh sentenced to one year imprisonment

Hyderabad, Jan 29: Telangana BJP MLA Raja Singh has been sentenced to one-year imprisonment by Nampally court in connection with the assault and threatening police in 2015.

MLA Raja Singh attacked the police when the latter tried to disrupt the ‘Beef Festival‘ at Osmania University in 2015.

MLA Raja Singh sentenced to one year imprisonment
MLA Raja Singh sentenced to one year imprisonment

A case was registered against the Raja Singh at Bollaram police station. The Nampally court which investigated the case found the MLA guilty and convicted him.

It is to mention here that the BJP MLA Raja Singh called upon the BJP leaders to stage a protest against organizing Beef Festival at Osmania University on December 10, 2015.

However, the police arrested him on ‘preventive basis‘ to avoid any breach in law and order situation when the MLA is said to have attacked the police alleging that police were working as per the rules of state government.

Post the sentence, the special sessions court granted Singh with bail, and gave him a time period of one month, before which he can appeal before the High Court. If even the High Court gives a similar judgement, then Singh will have to definitely do jail time.

Further details about the verdict are still awaited.

MLA Raja Singh reacted:

MLA Raja Singh reacted on today’s Special session Judge announcing a 1-year conviction & the court granted bail and given one month time till 01st March’21 to file an appeal before the High Court.

This case is about Beef Festival in 2015 at Osmania University where few students announced Beef Festival upon receiving the information I along with my karyakartas tried to visit Osmania University to stop the Beef Festival while on our way, Police made preventive arrest & shifted us to Bollaram Police Station.

At Bollaram PS Inspector lathi-charged on my karyakartas which I have protested and argued with Inspector that even you are Hindu, karyakartas are here to stop the beef festival, it’s even your duty to save Gau Mata. Upon this, he has filed an FIR against me.

“To protect Gau Mata, I’m even prepared for the death sentence.” गौ रक्षा हमारा परम धर्म है said Raja Singh in a statement.

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