Bollywood actor and Congress leader Raj Babbar is in trouble. He was convicted and sentenced to two years in prison for assaulting a polling officer in the 1996 elections. Along with this, a fine of 6500 has also been imposed on him.
Ambarish Kumar Srivastava, Special Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate, MP-MLA Court, Lucknow, has announced a two-year sentence. Arvind Singh Yadav, who was accused along with Raj Babbar in this case, died during the trial. Later, Raj Babbar was released on interim bail, providing the court an opportunity to file an appeal against the verdict.
Let us inform you that on May 2, 1996, the polling officer Shri Krishna Singh Rana lodged an FIR against Raj Babbar and Arvind Singh Yadav among unknown people at Wazirganj police station. He had complained that the plaintiff was going out of the polling station to eat food when the voters stopped coming to booth number 192 of polling station number 192/103. Meanwhile, in Lucknow, the then Lok Sabha candidate of the Samajwadi Party, Raj Babbar came to the polling booth with his colleagues and started making false allegations of fake voting.
It is alleged that Raj Babbar and his associates beat up the plaintiff and Shiv Kumar Singh. Meanwhile, polling officer Manoj Kumar Srivastava, appointed in booth number 191 of the polling station, VK Shukla and policemen rescued him. After registering the case, the police investigated and found evidence against Raj Babbar and Arvind Yadav and filed a charge sheet in the court on 23 September 1996. Charges framed against Raj Babbar on 7 March 2020