Ranchi: A Ranchi court on Wednesday sentenced Jharkhand assembly speaker C P Singh to one-month jail in a seven-year-old case related to a protest against the Central government's decision to dissolve the Goa Assembly in 2005.
Finding Singh guilty, the court of Judicial Magistrate Varun Mishra awarded a one-month simple imprisonment to him. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader was later granted bail at a surety of Rs 5,000.
Singh, who was then an MLA, had burnt an effigy of Congress president Sonia Gandhi during the Shibu Soren regime (March 2-12, 2005). A case under Sections 188 (disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant) and 143 (unlawful assembly) of the IPC was filed against him.
A Ranchi court on Wednesday sentenced Jharkhand assembly speaker C P Singh to one-month jail in a seven-year-old case.
"We respect the court order and we will move higher court against the judgment," the speaker told reporters in Ranchi.