The High Court is likely to pronounce its verdict today in the matter of suspending the sentence of former BJP MLA Vikram Saini, convicted in the 2013 Muzaffarnagar riots. It may be noted that the High Court has already granted bail on the appeal filed against the conviction. On Tuesday, the Single Bench of Justice Samit Gopal reserved its decision in the matter of staying the 2-year sentence awarded by the MP-MLA court in a case related to the Muzaffarnagar riots.
Announcement of the by-election on the Khatauli assembly seat on December 5
According to the information, if the sentence stays, then Vikram Saini will file a fresh petition demanding the cancellation of his dismissal and a stay on the Khatauli by-election. At present, due to the cancellation of Vikram Saini's membership, the by-election has been announced on December 5 for the Khatauli assembly seat.
This argument is given by MLA Vikram Saini
Let us tell you that in the famous Muzaffarnagar riots of 2013, the special court sentenced Vikram Saini. The High Court has already granted bail to Vikram Saini on the appeal filed against the sentence. Vikram Saini alleges that at that time there was a Samajwadi Party government in the state, so due to political rivalry, he was implicated in a false case. They argue that no evidence has been found against them. An FIR was registered by the police in this matter and all the witnesses are also from the police. Let us tell you that after the killing of 3 Hindu youths in Muzaffarnagar, riots broke out in many places.