Who Is The ex-AAP Councillor Nisha Singh? Why Is She Sentenced To Jail?

Nisha Singh, an engineering graduate from the Mumbai University, did her MBA in Finance from London School of Economics (2003-2005), and entered into the corporate world, working in Siemens and then the Google. Leaving her regular and reputed corporate job at Google, she entered politics. In 2011 she joined the Aam Aadmi Party and was appointed as an Advisor to Mr. Manish Sisodia, Deputy CM of Delhi, in 2016.

Nisha Singh has been convicted for instigating a mob against Haryana Urban Development Authority anti-encroachment team in 2015. While 10 of them have been sentenced to seven years of imprisonment and fined Rs 20,000 each, seven of them have been given 10 years in jail and fined Rs 10,000 each. In case of default of payment, their sentences will be increased by two to three years, stated the order.

The court of Additional District and Sessions Judge Mona Singh on Thursday convicted 17 persons, including ten women, for instigating a violent mob and attacking HUDA Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) anti-encroachment team in 2015. The court sentenced ten accused to seven years of rigorous imprisonment and a fine, the remaining seven were given ten years.

On May 15, 2015, an anti-encroachment team of the Haryana Urban Development Authority was removing debris after a demolition drive at Jhimar Basti, Sector 47 in Gurgaon.;The former AAP councillor Nisha Singh, advocate Khajan Singh and Pradeep Zaildar had instigated the crowd to attack the officers. The mob also allegedly threw petrol bombs and LPG cylinders at the police teams. A duty magistrate and 15 other policemen were injured in this incident. The Haryana police have charged 19 accused in the case. Two accused, Ramesh and Ratanlal, died during the trial.

The court said that the prosecution has successfully proved the allegations, except meeting the requirement of IPC section 307 (attempt to murder), resulting in all the accused being acquitted from the offence punishable under this section.

“No doubt, it is a serious lapse on the part of the accused to injure the public officers, there is no reason to believe that they cannot be reformed or rehabilitated and that they are likely to continue criminal acts of violence as would constitute a continuing threat to society,’’ the court said.

Nisha Singh had contested the Municipal Corporation of Gurugram as an independent candidate but later joined the Aam Aadmi Party and served as a councillor till 2016.

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