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  • Raj Babbar given 2-year jail term in an assault case
  • Babbar has been given bail to file an appeal
  • Actor-turned-politician assaulted a police officer

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The FIR against Babbar was lodged during an election in May 1996 when he was contesting from the Samajwadi Party as a Lok Sabha candidate for the Lucknow seat.

Bollywood actor and Congress leader Raj Babbar has been given a 2-year jail term for assaulting a polling officer in 1996. Later, he was granted bail to provide him an opportunity for filing an appeal against the verdict.

Babbar was convicted for voluntarily causing hurt to deter a public servant from performing his duty and three other offences. The court also imposed a fine of Rs 6,500 on him. If he fails to pay the fine he will have to undergo 15 days more imprisonment.

The FIR against Babbar was lodged during an election in May 1996. At that time, Babbar was contesting from the Samajwadi Party as a Lok Sabha candidate for the Lucknow seat.

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It was stated in the FIR that Babbar barged into a polling centre with his supporters, alleging rigging and assaulting a polling officer.

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