Nagpur: The judicial magistrate first class (JMFC) on Friday sentenced Umred MLA Sudhir Parwe to two years of rigorous imprisonment after holding him guilty of beating up a headmaster. The court held Parwe guilty under section 332 of the Indian Penal Code and also imposed a fine of 2,500 failing which he would undergo 2 months of additional imprisonment. The court also held Parwe guilty under section 353 of the Indian Penal Code and further sentenced him to one year of rigorous imprisonment and a fine of 1,000 failing which, he would undergo one month of additional imprisonment. The two sentences run parallel to each other.
It may be noted here that Parwe, who was a member of the zilla parishad in the year 2005, had severely thrashed a headmaster named Mahendra Dhargawe. On the basis of complaint lodged by Dhargawe, Bhiwapur police had registered offences against Parwe. After detailed investigations in the matter, the Bhiwapur police had submitted a chargesheet in the court of JMFC. The initial proceedings were held in Umred court. Later in 2008, when the JMFC court started in Bhiwapur, the matter was transferred to JMFC, Bhiwapur.
Bail granted to Parwe
The JMFC court has granted 30 days” time to Parwe to appeal against its decision in the court of sessions judge, for which the court granted interim bail to Parwe on a personal bond of 10,000. Parwe can file an appeal in the court of district and sessions judge in Nagpur. In case the sessions judge maintains the sentence, Parwe has an opportunity to go to high court, it was learnt.
To file appeal against JMFC order
Giving his reaction on the judgement of the JMFC, Bhiwapur, Parwe said that he respects the order of the lower court. “The charges against me are politically motivated and I will challenge the order of JMFC in higher court,” said Parwe. Sudhir Parwe