Uttar Pradesh: Rita Bahuguna Joshi held guilty of model code violation during 2012 election | Lucknow News. indiabusinessport.com

LUCKNOW: A local court in Lucknow has held MP Rita Bahuguna Joshi and four others guilty for violation of model code of conduct during the 2012 assembly elections in UP. The court later ordered their release on probation for a period of six months.
Special additional chief judicial magistrate, MP-MLA court, AK Srivastava directed Joshi and other convicts to file two sureties of Rs 20,000 each and a personal bond of the same amount before the district probation officer for maintaining good conduct during the probation period.
The court directed all the convicts to appear before the probation officer within the next thirty days. The period of six months would be calculated from the date of appearance of the convicts before the probation officer.
According to the prosecution, the FIR in the case was lodged in 2012 in Lucknow. It was said that Joshi, who was contesting election on a Congress ticket, was addressing a public rally even after the time for campaigning had ended. Police investigated the case and submitted the chargesheet against the convicts on June 17, 2012.
Besides Joshi, other convicts are Prabha Srivastava, Ram Singh, Manoj Chaurasia and Sanjai Yadav. Another accused, Shakil Ahmad, had died during the trial.

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