AAP MLA Manoj Kumar gets 3 months in jail for obstructing poll process
A Delhi court on Tuesday sentenced AAP MLA Manoj Kumar to three months in jail for obstructing election process at a polling station in Kalyanpuri area of east Delhi during the 2013 Assembly polls.
Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Samar Vishal, however, granted Kumar bail on furnishing a bail bond of Rs 10,000 to enable him to challenge the order in a higher court.
The court had on June 11 convicted Kumar of obstructing a public servant in discharge of public functions, punishable under Section 186 of the IPC, and Section 131 of the Representation of the People Act.
The case was lodged on a complaint regarding hindrance in the election process being created by over 50 protesters, led by the then AAP candidate Kumar, at the main gate of an MCD school, during the 2013 Delhi Assembly elections, which caused problems to the voters.