Samajwadi Party MLA Irfan Solanki, 4 others get 7-year jail term in arson case

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KANPUR: MP MLA court in Kanpur on Friday sentenced Samajwadi Party MLA, Irfan Solanki and his younger brother Rizwan Solanki, along with three others to 7 years in prison and fined them Rs 20,000 each in an arson case.

On November 8, 2022, Nazir Fatima lodged an FIR in Jajmau police station against Irfan Solanki, Rizwan Solanki, brother of Kanpur MLA Irfan Solanki and three other people under sections 436, 506, 504, 147, 427, 386 and 120B of the IPC, and had alleged that Irfan Solanki and his brother Rizwan Solanki and others, as part of a conspiracy, set her house on fire so that they can take over her land.

“All the sentences will run simultaneously. The maximum sentence is 7 years. A total fine of Rs 30,500 has been imposed on each convict… I think the court’s order is justified,” Prosecution lawyer, Prachi Shrivastav said.

MLA Irfan Solanki’s advocate, Karim Siddiqui disagreed with the judgement by the MP MLA court.

“The court observed that the prosecution has not been able to present any evidence… We do not agree with this judgement of the court,” he said.

Earlier on June 3, the court found Samajwadi Party MLA from Kanpur, Irfan Solanki, guilty under sections 436, 427, 147, 504, 506, and 323.
Notably, on June 3, the court also acquitted Irfan Solanki in sections 386, 149, and 120 B. (ANI)

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