Ex-BJP MLA Sangeet Som acquitted in case over provocative speech against Bal Thackeray

Updated: Jan 25 2023 11:37PM

Muzaffarnagar (UP), Jan 25 (PTI) A special MP-MLA court in this Uttar Pradesh district acquitted former BJP MLA Sangeet Som on Wednesday in a case lodged against him for allegedly delivering a provocative speech targeting Shiv Sena founder Bal Thackeray.

Special Judge Mayank Jaiswal acquitted Som on technical grounds.  According to the FIR lodged on the basis of a complaint from the then district president of the Shiv Sena, Som had delivered the provocative speech against Thackeray at a public meeting in Khatauli in April 2008.

Prosecution officer Niraj Singh told PTI that the judge acquitted Som due to a lack of evidence against him. PTI COR CDN.