Shibu Soren found guilty of violating code of conduct

February 18th, 2009 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS  

Ranchi, Feb 18 (IANS) A Jharkhand court Wednesday found former chief minister Shibu Soren, his son Durga Soren and former deputy chief minister Stephen Marandi guilty of violating the election code. They were, however, let off with a warning.
The court of Judicial Magistrate Bandana Mishra found Soren, his eldest son Durga and Marandi guilty of violating the model code of conduct in 2003.

During the Poraiyahat assembly by-election in 2003, government officials were allegedly roughed up by supporters of the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) at the behest of these leaders.

After terming them guilty in the case, the court let them off with a warning, as it was the first violation of the model code of conduct by them.

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