As if JKLF chairman Yasin Malik’s company was not enough, former Union minister P Chidambaram, who was sent to judicial custody in Tihar Jail for his alleged involvement in the INX Media scam, has another company in the form of AAP MLA Som Dutt. Dutt has been ordered to spend 6 months in Tihar Jail for beating up and assaulting a man.
#NewsAlert – @AamAadmiParty MLA Som Dutt has been sent to Tihar jail to serve his six months’ jail term for beating & assaulting a man during the 2015 Assembly election campaign. His appeal against the conviction by a Magistrate got dismissed. pic.twitter.com/CgEbsuS8FT
— News18 (@CNNnews18) September 12, 2019
Dutt was sent to Tihar Jail after he was convicted for assaulting a man during the 2015 assembly elections campaign in Delhi. He had filed a plea against his conviction, however, the Magistrate dismissed it and instructed him to serve a 6-months jail term.
Recently, Chidambaram was sent to Tihar for judicial custody till September 19, 2019, which has now been extended until September 23, 2019. Chidambaram is an accused in the INX Media scam that involves charges of bribery and lobbying in granting foreign investments worth over Rs 300 crores to INX Media. INX Media, later known as NewsX was owned by Peter and Indrani Mukherjee of the sensational Sheena Bora murder case. Chidambaram is accused of misusing his power as the finance minister to grant INX Media an FIPB clearance.
Malik is currently lodged in Tihar for terror funding case. In addition to this, after a delay of almost 3 decades, Malik’s trial in the 1990 IAF personnel’s murder case resumed on Wednesday at the TADA (Terrorist & Disruptive Activities (Prevention) Act) court in Jammu.