Ranchi, Jan 20: Dhullu Mahto, a legislator of Jharkhand’s ruling BJP, was on Wednesday sentenced to one-year imprisonment in a 10-year-old case related to obstructing official work, a lawyer said.
Mahto was convicted by judicial magistrate Mohammed Umar in Dhanbad district and MLA was found guilty under section 353 and sentenced him to one-year jail- term.
The excise department filed the case against Dhullu Mahto on December 26, 2006 accusing him of snatching away his supporter Shahdeo Mahto from police custody when later was arrested in connection with illegal transaction of liquor.
The MLA had stopped the police vehicle and snatched away Shahdeo. A complaint was filed in Baghmara police station.
In another case, the BJP legislator is accused of taking away an accused from the police lock-up in 2013.
The Dhanbad district court had earlier rejected the state government plea to withdraw the case.