New Delhi: Nationalist Congress Party MP from Lakshadweep Mohammad Faizal has been disqualified as a Lok Sabha member. The Lok Sabha Secretariat issued a notification in this regard late on Friday, stating that the MP has been sentenced to 10 years rigorous imprisonment along with three others in a case of attempt to murder filed in 2009, due to which his Parliament membership is terminated. The district sessions court in Kavaratti had on January 11 suspended the bail of the NCP MP and other accused, who were taken to the Kannur Central Jail in Kerala after being sentenced by the court.
Lakshadweep MP Mohd Faizal found guilty of attempt to murder, court sentenced to 10 years imprisonment
Mohammed Faizal had moved the Kerala High Court against the sentence, but it refused to stay the verdict. According to the prosecution, the NCP MP had allegedly led a group of people after an altercation with former Union minister P.M Sayeed’s son-in-law and Congress leader Mohammad Saliya, who attacked Saliya and seriously injured him. done. Later, a case of attempt to murder was registered against Mohammad Faizal and others under section 307 of the Indian Penal Code. Congress leader Mohammad Saliya, who was injured in the attack, was taken to Kerala and was treated for several months in a private hospital.
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There were 32 accused in the case and first 4 were convicted by the court, Nationalist Congress Party MP was the second accused in the case. However, the counsel for the accused insisted in the court that it was a minor scuffle. But the judge rejected the arguments of the counsel for the accused, citing the medical report and the prolonged hospitalization of the victim. This clash took place during the 2009 Lok Sabha elections. Mohd Salih, in his complaint lodged with the police on 17 April 2009, alleged that Mohd Faizal and his accomplices Nurul Amin, Mohd Hussain, Bashir Thangal and others entered his house by breaking open the door and attacked him with swords, knives and iron rods. Committed a deadly assault with a dangerous weapon.
Tags: Lakshadweep, NCP leader, Parliament
FIRST PUBLISHED : January 14, 2023, 10:04 IST