Madras HC dismisses former TN minister’s plea to suspend conviction in 1998 riots case


Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India], Jan 11 : The Madras High Court on Friday dismissed former Tamil Nadu Minister Balakrishna Reddy’s plea for the suspension of his conviction in a 1998 riot case against him.
After hearing the arguments challenging a special court’s order which sentenced him to four years of imprisonment, Justice V Parthiban passed the order to dismiss his application for suspension of conviction alone.
On January 7, special court judge J Santhi found Reddy and 15 others guilty of offences under Sections 147 (rioting), 341 (wrongful restraint) of the IPC and Section 3 of the Tamil Nadu Public Property (Prevention of Damage and Loss) Act

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