MP/MLA Court acquits Samajwadi Party leader Nahid Hasan in attempt to murder case

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Allegations against Hasan and others were that they intercepted the vehicle of a sub-divisional officer (SDO) of the UP Power Corporation and attacked him. 

A special MP/MLA court has acquitted Samajwadi Party MLA Nahid Hasan in a 2019 attempt to murder case due to lack of evidence.

Along with Hasan, one Haider Ali was also acquitted on the grounds that the prosecution failed to prove the case against them, PTI reported.

The order was passed by Special judge Surender Kumar on Friday.

As per the media report, Hasan's counsel stated before the court in Kairana in Uttar Pradesh’s Shamli district that the charges against the accused had not been proven.

The case against Hasan and others was registered under sections 323,353,332,307 and 120b of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). 

The allegations against the accused persons were of an alleged attempt to murder and of disrupting official work in the Jhinjhana police station area in Shamli on July 11, 2019.

The complaint in the matter was filed by a sub-divisional officer (SDO) of the UP Power Corporation, Nazim Ali.

Ali had alleged that Hasan and others had intercepted his vehicle and beat up an employee when they were on the way to a power substation. Ali had further alleged that Hasan had asked him to withdraw cases pertaining to power theft against some people.

It is to be noted that Hasan contested the last year’s assembly election from jail. He won the elections and was later released from jail on November 30 on conditional bail by the Allahabad High Court in another matter filed under the provisions of the Gangsters Act.