Delhi

AAP MLA granted bail in 2013 rioting case

Akhilesh Pati Tripathi appears in court

A Delhi court on Friday granted bail to AAP MLA Akhilesh Pati Tripathi in a 2013 rioting case after he appeared before it on an NBW.

Special Judge A.K. Kuhar granted bail to the MLA, who was earlier taken into custody.

Did not appear in trial

The court had issued the warrant when he failed to appear in the trial of the case despite the issuance of summons.

The MLA and 17 others are facing trial for various offences under India Penal Code for allegedly preventing the police from performing its duty during a traffic blockade organised by them to protest against what they alleged that probe was not being conducted properly to arrest the accused in a murder case.

Victim’s body on road

According to the chargesheet, the protesters had placed the victim’s body on the road to block traffic.

Charges were framed against them in January under Sections 147 (rioting), 186 (obstructing public servant in carrying out their duty), 353 (assault or use of criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty), 332 (voluntarily causing hurt to deter public servant from his duty), 333 (causing hurt to public servant) read with 149 (unlawful assembly) of Indian Penal Code and under the the Prevention of Damage to Public Property Act, 1984.

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