A fine of Rs 1,000 was also imposed on the minister by the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate Shahjad Ahmad Wahid.
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Reacting to this, former Chief Minister Harish Rawat said, "It is for him to decide on his next course of action. Congress party has always respected diverse views and democratic values."
Meanwhile, state forest department officials said that they are sending letters to concerned departments seeking their response on the matter.