Former Shiv Sena leader Sarpotdar convicted in Mumbai for inciting violence in 1992

Mumbai, July 9 : Former Shiv Sena MP Madhukar Sarpotdar and two other party workers have been sentenced to one year imprisonment for inciting violence during the 1992-93 communal clashes in Mumbai by a special riot court here today.

However, Sarpotdar has been granted bail.

The court also imposed a fine of Rs 5,000 each on Sarpotdar, Jaywant Parab and Ashok Shinde.

The court has acquitted Umesh Pawar, Shantaram and Pradeep in the case.

Earlier in the month, a prime witness in the 1993 riots case had identified Shiv Sena leader Madhukar Sarpotdar before the court in Mumbai.

Sarpotdar and five other Shiv Sainiks have been accused of inciting violence and enmity between two religious groups during the 1992-93 Hindu-Muslim riots in Mumbai.

On December 27, 1992 Sarpotdar had allegedly led a mob of 5,000 people from Ganesh Utsav Samiti Mandal in subruban Kherwadi area of Mumbai. (ANI)

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