The Orissa High Court on Wednesday stayed the conviction of Congress MLA Mohammed Moquim by a Special Vigilance Court in a loan scam case.
However, the High Court had since granted him bail and consequent stay on execution of the sentence, also imposition of the fine.
The Orissa High Court on Friday reserved its judgement on Congress MLA from Barabati-Cuttack, Mohammed Moquim’s plea for stay on his conviction in a loan scam case.
The MLA had filed an appeal challenging the order on the ground that it was ‘incurably defective’
Moquim stated that the Cuttack Municipality was turned into a municipal corporation in 2003 with the amendment of Odisha Municipal Act-1950.
Moquim had voted for President-elect Droupadi Murmu in the Presidential election on Monday defying a direction from the party to support the united Opposition candidate Yashwant Sinha.
Moquim had voted for President elect Droupadi Murmu in the Presidential election on Monday defying a direction from the party to support the united Opposition candidate Yashwant Sinha.
“I voted as per the dictates of my conscience and chose the daughter of the soil for the country’s topmost constitutional post,” Moquim said.
“If it fails to revive the drain within this period, being the representative of Cuttack residents, I will go on an indefinite hunger strike", he said giving an ultimatum of three months.
Sources said that resignations of Congress whip in the assembly Tara Prasad Bahinipati and secretary of CLP Mohammed Moquim will be discussed at the meeting.
Sources said Moquim was not happy with the appointment of Sarat Pattanayak as the president of Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) as he was an aspirant for the post.
Samantaray had challenged Moquim’s election on the ground that he had suppressed facts related to his pending criminal cases against him while filing his nomination.