A Delhi court on Wednesday acquitted former Congress legislator Asif Mohammad of the charges of criminally intimidating and wrongfully preventing officials of the Delhi Development Authority from carrying out official work in 2007, PTI reported.
Additional Sessions Judge Suresh Kumar Gupta set aside a magisterial court’s judgement, which had sentenced Mohammad to a 15-day jail term and Rs 1,000 fine on January 6.
“There is no evidence on record to show that the appellant or the crowd at the instance of the appellant has wrongfully restrained PW6 [DDA officer] or any other official accompanying him,” the court said.
According to the complaint, Mohammad, a former MLA from Okhla in Delhi, and some others allegedly prevented officials of the Delhi Development Authority from carrying out their official duty with regard to demolition, threatened them and abused them in October 2007. Mohammad had denied the allegations.