Former UP Cong chief Lallu gets 1 year in jail in defamation case

Updated: Mar 18 2023 10:53PM

Lucknow, Mar 18 (PTI) A court here on Saturday sentenced former Uttar Pradesh Congress president Ajay Kumar Lallu to one-year imprisonment for making defamatory statement against ex-minister Shrikant Sharma.

The court of Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate A K Srivastava also imposed a fine of Rs 10,000 on Lallu and said he would have to spend another 15 days in jail if he fails to deposit the fine.

In its order, the court refused to release Lallu on probation.