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Updated on: Wednesday, September 15, 2021, 11:03 AM IST

Maharashtra: 17 years on, man fined Rs 10,000 for hitting cop during public function in Nagpur in 2004

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Nagpur: A man who had assaulted a police constable during a public function in Nagpur in 2004 was on Tuesday fined Rs 10,000 for the incident by a local court.

Additional Sessions Judge RS Pavaskar fined Omprakash Yadav alias Munna Rs 10,000 and also ordered that he would spend a month in jail in case he failed to pay the amount, a police official said.

Yadav had brought firecrackers to burst during BJP's 'Bharat Uday Yatra' at Ajni Square on March 19, 2004, and hit constable Rajendra Sarode when the latter seized the crackers, he said.

An offence under sections 353 (assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty) and 188 (disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant) of the Indian Penal Code was registered at Dhantoli police station at the time, the official said.

Yadav was chairperson of Maharashtra Building and Other Construction Workers' Welfare Board under the previous BJP government.

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Published on: Wednesday, September 15, 2021, 11:03 AM IST
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