Supreme Court sets aside UP MLA's conviction
Milli Gazette Online
New Delhi: The Supreme Court on April 21 set aside the conviction of independent MLA from Uttar Pradesh Mukhtar Ahmed Ansari in a TADA case. Allowing the appeal filed by the MLA, a bench comprising Justice B N Agrawal and C K Thakker set aside the trial court judgment convicting and sentencing him to 10 years imprisonment and Rs 50,000 fine under TADA. Besides TADA, he was also convicted under Arms Act. The TADA case was registered against Ansari on December 10, 1993. He was convicted by the trial court on February 4, 2003. Ansari was expelled from the Bahujan Samaj Party following a judgement by a court trying cases registered under the now lapsed TADA. Setting aside the order, the court held that the evidence against Ansari was not enough to convict him under
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