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Jail and bail for ex-MLA

Nirsa MLA Arup Chatterjee gets six months’ simple imprisonment
Arup Chatterjee (in yellow shirt) at the railway court in Dhanbad on Wednesday
Arup Chatterjee (in yellow shirt) at the railway court in Dhanbad on Wednesday
Picture by Gautam Dey

Praduman Choubey   |   Dhanbad   |   Published 12.02.20, 07:19 PM

A railway court here on Wednesday awarded six months’ simple imprisonment to former Nirsa MLA Arup Chatterjee and nine others and imposed a fine of Rs 2,000 on each of them for a railway track blockade on September 3, 2014.

The court of special railway judicial magistrate Gaurav Khurana, however, later granted bail to all 10 persons to appeal in higher court. The nine supporters of MCC leader Chatterjee sentenced were Anup Majumdar, Badal Bauri, Shankar Singh, Shiv Kumar Bhagat, Munna Yadav, Sher Khan, Mahij Khan, Manoj Rauth and Santu Chatterje.

Chatterjee said the blockade was to press for the execution of a long-pending project.

“We will appeal against the judgment in higher court,” he added.



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