Raj Babbar gets 2 year jail term in 1996 assault case


A court in Uttar Pradesh has awarded a two year jail term for actor-politician Raj Babbar in a case involving the assault of a polling officer in 1996. It also imposed a fine of Rs 8,500 on the actor-politician.

The FIR in the case was lodged in Wazirganj police station on May 2, 1996 by the polling officer During that period of time, Raj Babbar was in the Samajwadi Party and was contesting the elections from Lucknow. A verbal dispute arose between him and the polling officer which led to the assault. Though Raj Babbar was found guilty of assaulting a government officer, he was given bail. A police complaint was filed under various sections of the IPC and a chargesheet was filed into court. He was convicted for voluntarily causing hurt to deter a public servant from performing his duty and three other offences. Raj Babbar was present in court when the verdict was pronounced.



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