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Madras HC dismisses former TN minister s plea to suspend conviction in 1998 riots case

The Madras High Court on Friday dismissed former Tamil Nadu Minister Balakrishna Reddy s plea for the suspension of his conviction in a 1998 riot case against him.After hearing the arguments challenging a special court s order which sentenced him to four years of imprisonment, Justice V Parthiban passed the order to dismiss his application for suspension of conviction alone.On January 7, special court judge J Santhi found Reddy and 15 others guilty of offences under Sections 147 (rioting), 341 (wrongful restraint) of the IPC and Section 3 of the Tamil Nadu Public Property (Prevention of Damage and Loss) Act.

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