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June 22, 2024
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Big blow for Congress in Gujarat: working President Jignesh Mevani sentenced to six months’ in jail over 2016 rioting case

The case was registered at the University Police Station in Ahmedabad in 2016.

Ahmedabad: Ahmedabad Metropolitan Court has sentenced Gujarat Congress working president and MLA Jignesh Mevani to six months’ imprisonment and fine in a 2016 road blockade case. Along with him 18 other people have also been given this punishment.

According to the news agency, in 2016 all the people have been sentenced to the same punishment in a case of rioting and gathering illegally.

However, the court has given time till October 17 to those convicted, giving them an opportunity to appeal in the higher court.

Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate PN Goswami, who also imposed a fine on Mevani and others, suspended their sentence till October 17 to enable them file appeals.

After the sentencing, Jignesh Mevani took to Twitter and wrote in Hindi, “Punishment to the agitators and release of the rapists.”

The case was registered against Mevani and 19 others at the University police station here in 2016 for staging road blocked to press their demand that an under-construction building of the law department of Gujarat University be named for Dr B R Ambedkar

For doing so, a case was registered against Mevani and 19 others under sections 143 and 147 of the IPC. Later, however, one person died.

Jignesh Mevani, Born in Mehsana district of Gujarat, Dalit leader Jignesh Mevani is a journalist, lawyer, social worker and now a Congress leader.

He suddenly made headlines in 2016, when he declared after the Una incident in Veraval, Gujarat that “from now on, Dalits will no longer do ‘dirty work’ for the society, i.e. skinning dead animals, scavenging etc. ..”

In the next year’s state assembly elections, he won as an independent candidate with the support of the Congress. Later Jignesh Mevani joined the Congress party.

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