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Rakesh Sachan, UP Minister Who 'Disappeared' from Court After Conviction in Arms Case, Gets Bail

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Last Updated: August 08, 2022, 17:50 IST

Kanpur, India

The minister holds the portfolio of micro small and medium enterprises, khadi and villages industries, sericulture industries, handloom and textile. (Image: News18)

The minister holds the portfolio of micro small and medium enterprises, khadi and villages industries, sericulture industries, handloom and textile. (Image: News18)

After being convicted in an Arms Act case on Saturday, Sachan who had "disappeared" from the courtroom allegedly with the conviction order, on Monday surrendered before the court of additional chief metropolitan magistrate

A district court here on Monday sentenced Uttar Pradesh minister Rakesh Sachan to one year of imprisonment in an over three-decade-old Arms Act case. The minister, however, got bail immediately in the case, officials said.

After being convicted in an Arms Act case on Saturday, Sachan who had “disappeared” from the courtroom allegedly with the conviction order, on Monday surrendered before the court of additional chief metropolitan magistrate-3. A panel of lawyers on Monday came to the court with Sachan, who holds the portfolio of micro small and medium enterprises, khadi and villages industries, sericulture industries, handloom and textile in the Yogi Adityanath government.

After the (surrender) procedure was complete, the court sentenced the UP minister to one year of imprisonment in an Arms Act case, and also imposed a fine of Rs 1,500 on him, prosecution officer Richa Gupta said.

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first published:August 08, 2022, 17:31 IST
last updated:August 08, 2022, 17:50 IST