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Shimla, Oct 20
The Himachal Pradesh High court today stayed the conviction of a BJP candidate from Chamba assembly constituency Indira Kapoor. She is convicted by the Special judge Chamba in a corruption case.
The single bench of justice Sandeep Sharma allowed the appeal of Indira Kapoor against the kmpugned judgement and granted stay on  conviction on Thursday.
In judgmentof conviction order she was sentenced on 7.8.2021 in a order passed by learned Special Judge, Chamba Division Chamba (HP) in Corruption Case  of 2015. The spl judge holding the applicant or appellant guilty for having committed offence punishable was convicted and sentenced under 420 IPC (Simple imprisonment  for three years  Rs.10,000 Imprisonment for one month), 467 IPC( Simple imprisonment for three years  Rs.10,000 Imprisonment for  one month), 468 IPC ( Simple imprisonment for three years Rs.10,000 Imprisonment for  one month ), 471 IPC (Simple imprisonment for three years Rs.10,000/- Imprisonment for one month,  13(2) of Prevention  of Corruption  Act( Simple imprisonment for one year Rs.5,000 Imprisonment for one month).
The applicant alleged that, court order was passed without scanning the entire evidence holding applicant guilty of offence punishable and there is no sufficient evidence to convict for the alleged offences .
The high court allowed the application filed against Judgment of conviction  and stayed, till the final  adjudication of the appeal. The applicant Indira Kapoor alongwith other accused Roshan Lal, Chikni and Radha Devi were booked and tried for commission of offence punishable under S. 420, 467, 468, 471 and 120-B IPC and S. 13(2) of the Prevention of Corruption Act.
The BJP leader was Zila Parishad member from Sach ward  along with Mohan Singh, a BDC Member of Panchayat Samiti Mehla who was Zila Parishad Member of Ward  and Roshan Lal, Gram Panchayat Bharian Kothi, Tehsil and District Chamba are accused and convict of misappropriation.
The BJP candidate was about to file nomination tomorrow as she was allotted ticket by party.
Meanwhile a party spokesperson here said that BJP has changed the ticket of Indira Kapoor replaced by Neelam Nayyar.

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