AAP MLA Manoj sentenced to 7-day jail term for assaulting woman

NEW DELHI: A Delhi court has awarded 7-day jail term to Aam Aadmi Party MLA Manoj Kumar for assaulting a woman in 2014.

Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Samar Vishal said that the lawmaker was “a public servant and therefore it was his duty to behave fairly and courteously to those who approach him with their problems”.

The court refused to release him on probation of good conduct, noting that the convict was previously convicted in another case and was sentenced to three months imprisonment.

“Therefore, the punishment needs to be deterrent in this case. In this case, the accused Manoj Kumar has been convicted for commission of offence of under section 352 (punishment for assault or criminal force otherwise than on grave provocation) of the IPC. (AGENCIES)



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