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HYDERABAD: TRS Warangal West MLA and government chief whip Vinay Bhaskar was convicted by a special sessions court for MLAs and MPs on Wednesday for stopping a passenger train in 2010 during pro-Telangana statehood agitation.
The court convicted Bhaskar and 17 others by awarding them a penal punishment. They were asked to pay Rs 3,000 as fine.
His conviction comes close on the heels of two other TRS leaders- Mahabubabad MP, M Kavitha, and Khairathabad MLA, Danam Nagender getting convicted. The MLA & MP court’s judge awarded a punishment to these two leaders by directing them to undergo imprisonment.
A few days ago, TRS general secretary and Rajya Sabha MP Banda Prakash, a resident of Warangal was booked by district police on the charge of misappropriation of over Rs 12.24 lakh funds of Alluri Trust-,which runs the popular Alluri Institute of Management Sciences in Hanamkonda, In July 2010, on a call given by the Joint Action Committee (JAC) to conduct rail roko across Telangana, Vinay Bhaskar along with several others sat on railway tracks at Kazipet station. As a result, a Kerala-bound train was halted from morning till evening, causing inconvenience to passengers.
Following this, the Railway Protection Force (RPF) filed a criminal case and subsequently a chargesheet was also submitted in the court.
The court, convicted them under sections 144 and 174 of the Railway Act. It is expected that the MLA might appeal the verdict in a higher court. The accused in case if they fail to pay the fine, they will be liable for simple imprisonment. Bhaskar paid the fine of Rs 3,000.


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