The Varanasi court acquits the Uttar Pradesh Congress president in a 27-year-old case

A court on Saturday acquitted Uttar Pradesh Congress president Ajay Rai in a 27-year-old case of holding a protest in violation of prohibitory orders.

Rai’s lawyer Anuj Yadav said, “The MP-MLA bench of Justice Ujjawal Upadhyay acquitted Rai after the prosecution failed to prove the allegations.”

Yadav said the case was filed in 1996 and Rai protested with his supporters in violation of prohibitory orders.

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First print: January 20, 2024 | 11:29 PM IST