Maha MLA Bachchu Kadu gets two years in jail over 2017 agitation in Nashik


A court here on Wednesday independent MLA and former C Maharashtra Two years rigorous imprisonment for Minister Omprakash alias Bachu Kadu for disrupting government work and attempting to assault an official during a 2017 agitation.

Kudu, the leader of Prahar organization supporting Eknath ShindeMaharashtra government headed by later took bail from the court.

His lawyer said that he will file an appeal in the High Court against the sentence.

On July 24, 2017, the Prahar organization staged an agitation outside the Nashik Municipal Corporation (NMC) over the issue of non-utilization of the three percent funds specially reserved for persons with disabilities.

According to the prosecution, Kadu, who led the movement, abused Nashik Commissioner Abhishek Krishna and tried to kill him.

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The NMC administration then filed a complaint against Kadu under sections 353 (assault or criminal force to prevent a public servant from discharging his duty) and 504 (willful insult or incitement) of the Indian Penal Code.

District Judge VS Kulkarni on Wednesday sentenced Kadu to two years rigorous imprisonment and a fine of Rs 10,000.

Reacting to the verdict, Achalpur MLA Kadu said that no one was interested in knowing what motivated him to agitate.

Speaking to reporters at the Maharashtra Assembly premises in Mumbai, the MLA said, “I protested because the NMC was not using the funds for Divyang people… There should have been an inquiry into why the funds were not being used.” done

“We wrote letters to the then commissioner but he never took any action. Funds for Divyang people have been unused for more than two years,” he claimed.

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