Guwahati News Desk: Former MP, Annu Tandon, has been sentenced to two-year jail by a special MP-MLA court in connection with a case of blocking a train in Unnao during a political agitation in 2017.
Tandon who was a Congress leader then quits the party last year.
The court also awarded the same sentence to the then Unnao district Congress chief Surya Narayan Yadav, city president Amit Shukla and state chief of Youth Congress Ankit Parihar. They too have been imposed Rs 25,000 fine by judge P.K. Rai.
The railway protection force had lodged an FIR in the matter on June 12, 2017.
It was alleged that Congress workers were agitating near Unnao station and when train number 18191 arrived at the platform, they choked the line and the driver was forced to stop the train. The protesters went up to the engine and started shouting slogans. It took about 15 minutes to pacify the agitators.