Dhanbad (Jharkhand), Jan 20: Jharkhand BJP MLA Dhullu Mahto was awarded one-year jail term by a local court today in connection with a 10 year-old case of forcibly snatching away an accused from police custody.
First class judicial magistrate Mohmmed Omar held the MLA guilty under section 353 and sentenced him to one-year jail- term.
However, the court granted Mahto, who represents Baghmara constituency, bail to move the higher court.
The excise department filed the case against Dhullu Mahto on December 26, 2006 accusing him of snatching away his supporter Shahdeo Mahto from police custody when later was arrested in connection with illegal transaction of liquor.
The MLA had stopped the police vehicle and snatched away Shahdeo. A complaint was filed in Baghmara police station.