A special court of MP-MLA, on Wednesday, has sentenced six accused, including Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MP Sanjay Singh and former SP MLA Anoop Sanda, to three months imprisonment in connection with demonstrations and road blockade over power & water crisis around 22 years ago in the district.
Along with three-month jail term, the court also fined the accused of Rs 1,500.
However, the court of special magistrate Yogesh Kumar Yadav has ordered the release of all the accused while giving them a chance to file an appeal in the higher court.
The matter is related to Kotwali Nagar on June 19, 2001.
Anup Sanda, who later became MLA from SP and his partner Sanjay Singh, now Rajya Sabha MP of Aam Aadmi Party, protested by blocking the roads against the problem of indiscriminate power cuts and water problem in the city.
The police had registered a case against 10 named and 35 unknown accused, including Anup Sanda, Sanjay Singh, former municipality president Bholanath Agarwal, on the complaint of the then SI Ashok Singh, who was posted in Kotwali Nagar.
The police had filed a charge sheet against Sanjay Singh, Anup Sanda, Vijay , Kamal Srivastava, Subhash Chowdhary and Santosh Verma in the court, while the names of former municipality president Bholanath Agarwaljail, Premchandra Srivastava and Pannalal had been removed.
Special Public Prosecutor Vaibhav Pandey said that during the trial, three witnesses were presented in the court on behalf of the prosecution.
On Wednesday, all the six accused, including Aam Aadmi Party MP Sanjay Singh and former SP MLA Anoop Sanda, appeared in the court.