Additional chief metropolitan magistrate Samar Vishal granted the relief to Mr Jain and four AAP volunteers.
New Delhi: In a major reprieve to Delhi health minister Satyender Jain, a court on Tuesday acquitted him in an alleged case of rioting in Paschim Vihar before the 2013 Delhi Assembly election.
Additional chief metropolitan magistrate Samar Vishal granted the relief to Mr Jain and four AAP volunteers, noting that the witnesses cited by the prosecution failed to identify the minister, his advocate Mohammad Irshad said.
Mr Jain was arrested by the Delhi Police for allegedly rioting and obstructing public servants from discharging their duty during the protest which was held after a reported rape incident. In its order, the court also observed that no public servant appeared before it to prove that he or she was obstructed by Mr Jain from doing official duty.