Gujarat HC quashes stay on conviction and sentence of Bhaga Barad

Ahmedabad: In a setback to Congress leader Bhaga Barad, the Gujarat high court today quashed the stay on his conviction and sentence that had been granted by a session court of Sutrapada in mineral theft cast.

Justice Soniaben Gokani of Gujarat High Court found the stay order was without any reason. Barad will need to go back to sessions court next.

Barad, an ex Congress MLA from Talala seat, was convicted and sentenced to two years imprisonment by a court in Gir-Somnath district in a case of illegal mining case. Days later he was disqualified as an MLA by assembly Speaker under the provisions of section 8 of Representation of People Act and related verdict by Supreme Court. He has also challenged it also alleging it was politically motivated.

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