Prayagraj: The Allahabad high court on Tuesday reserved its order on an application filed by disqualified BJP MLA Vikram Saini. seeking suspension of his conviction in the Muzaffar Nagar riot case of 2013.
On November 18, the high court suspended the sentence awarded to Saini by a lower court for his role in the riot, granted him bail, and fixed November 22 for hearing the application seeking suspension of conviction in the same case. Justice Samit Gopal reserved the order after hearing Saini’s counsel and the state government’s counsel on Tuesday. During the court proceedings, senior advocate IK Chaturvedi assisted by Aditya Upadhya argued on behalf of Saini that be ( Saini ) was implicated in the present case due to political vendetta.