TN Minister sentenced to three years imprisonment
Chennai, Jan 7 : Tamil Nadu Minister for Youth Welfare and Sports Development P. Balakrishna Reddy was on Monday sentenced to three years imprisonment by a special court here for damaging buses with stones in 1998.
The court convicted 16 persons out of 108 accused.
Elected from Hosur, Reddy was part of a protest against illict liquor in 1998 near his constituency. The protest turned violent resulting in stone pelting on buses.
Meanwhile, on a petition, the judge suspended the sentence allowing Reddy to appeal in the Madras High Court.