Live: Former BJP MLA Sangeet Som acquitted in inflammatory speech case, decision of Muzaffarnagar court

UP Breaking News Live: Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday congratulated eight people from Uttar Pradesh who received the Padma Awards. Expressing happiness over the announcement of Padma Awards to eight persons from Uttar Pradesh, the Chief Minister tweeted, ‘‘Heartiest congratulations to all the eight personalities from Uttar Pradesh who have been conferred with the prestigious Padma Awards.’’ Congratulating the award winners, he said, ‘‘Your remarkable contribution in various fields has increased the pride of this state at the national and international level. Your dedication towards the goal is exemplary. Congratulations to all of you.’’

The Uttarakhand government on Wednesday removed Chamoli’s district panchayat president Rajni Bhandari from the post. According to an order issued here, Bhandari has been relieved of his post for alleged irregularities in the works of the tourism department funds received by the tourism department for the Nanda Devi Rajajat Yatra during his tenure as its chairman a decade ago. Bhandari is the wife of the sitting Congress MLA from Badrinath, Rajendra Bhandari, who was also a cabinet minister in previous state governments.

Six people, including former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Mulayam Singh Yadav, former foreign minister in the coalition government SM Krishna and tabla player Zakir Hussain, have been selected for the Padma Vibhushan, the country’s second highest civilian award. This information has been given in an official statement issued on the eve of Republic Day. Along with Mulayam Singh Yadav, Dr. Dilip Mahalnabis and famous architect Balkrishna Doshi have been posthumously selected for Padma Vibhushan. This year, no name has been announced for the country’s highest civilian award Bharat Ratna.

The United Kisan Morcha on Wednesday expressed surprise over the eight-week interim bail granted to Union Minister Ajay Kumar Mishra’s son Ashish Mishra in the 2021 Lakhimpur Kheri violence case and said it would ‘affect’’ the process of justice. can do. The Supreme Court on Wednesday granted interim bail for eight weeks to Ashish Mishra in the 2021 Lakhimpur Kheri violence case and directed him to leave Uttar Pradesh within a week of his release from jail. Eight people had died in this violence. A bench of Justice Suryakant and Justice JK Maheshwari directed that Ashish shall neither be able to reside in Uttar Pradesh nor Delhi during the period of interim bail.

A special MP/MLA court in Muzaffarnagar on Wednesday acquitted former BJP MLA Sangeet Som in a case related to his hate speech against Shiv Sena founder Bal Thackeray. Special Judge Mayank Jaiswal acquitted Sangeet Som in this case due to lack of evidence. According to the FIR lodged by the then Shiv Sena district president, Sangeet Som had made a provocative speech against Bal Thackeray during a public meeting in Khatauli town of the district in April 2008.

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