Case of unlawful assembly: UP court acquits former UP minister, ex-MP, 13 others

Updated: Jun 6 2023 8:15PM

Ballia (UP), Jun 6 (PTI) A court here on Tuesday acquitted 15 people, including former Uttar Pradesh minister Upendra Tiwari and former BJP MP Bharat Singh, in a 12-year-old case of unlawful gathering, citing a lack of evidence.

The case pertains to a group of people blocking a national highway in Uttar Pradesh on March 29 in 2011 to press their various demands.

According to the prosecution, the case was registered at Phephna police station in Ballia district under sections 143 (joining unlawful assembly) and 447 (criminal trespass) of the Indian Penal Code.