The Kerala High Court on Wednesday suspended the conviction and sentence of Lakshadweep MP Mohammed Faizal and three others in a case of attempt to murder.
Faizal, the NCP MP had moved an appeal challenging the decision of the Court of Session, Kavaratti to convict and sentence him and three others to 10 years in jail in a case of attempt to murder, Live Law reported.
This comes two weeks after the Lok Sabha Secretariat issued a notification disqualifying Faizal. As per the notification, Faizal stands disqualified from the membership of Lok Sabha from January 11, the date of his conviction by a sessions court in Kavaratti.
They were convicted in attempting to kill Mohammed Salih, son-in-law of former Union Minister P M Sayeed, during the 2009 Lok Sabha polls.
Faizal‘s counsel appearing for argued that the trial court judgment and sentence is against the law, facts and evidence. Faizal and others have averred that the evidence is “partisan/ interested” without any corroboration as the evidence consisted of the depositions of Salih and two other workers of the Congress party and the accused belong to NCP, Live Law reported.