Six accused, including former Madhya Pradesh CM and Congress leader Digvijaya Singh were on Saturday sentenced by a special court in Indore to one-year imprisonment in a case related to a clash with protesting workers of the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) in 2011.
The court, however, later granted bail to all the convicts, including Ujjain MP Premchand Guddu, on a surety of Rs 25,000 each.
Due to lack of evidence, three accused were acquitted by the court.
Because the sentence awarded to all the accused was less than three years, they were released on bail, Government advocate Vimal Kumar Mishra said.
Digvijaya Singh and former MP Premchand Guddu, meanwhile, told that they do not want to comment on the decision of the court but they will appeal against the said sentence in the High Court.
“In the 11 year old case in which my name was not even in the FIR, it was added later under political pressure, I was punished. I am a non-violent person and have always been opposed to violent activities,” Digvijay Singh wrote on Twitter in Hindi.
“The ADJ Court has given the order. We will appeal in the High Court. I am neither afraid of BJP Sangh nor will I ever be afraid no matter how many false cases are made and how many punishments are given,” the Congress leader added.
BJYM activists, as per police, had tried to show black flags to Singh on July 17, 2011, when his convoy was passing through the Jiwajiganj area of Ujjain, which led to a clash.
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