An accused is found guilty under sec.409, 467, 471, 477A of I.P.C. and has been sentenced under sec.248(2) of cr.p.c. to undergo three years imprisonment. This Judgement is for misappropriation of money in a cooperative society founded & presided by the accused.
The judgement was pronounced by the Judicial Magistrate on Feb 5, 2010. The accused moved the sessions court and obtained "stay of conviction & suspension of sentence" on Feb 17, 2010; by stating the reason that "he has been a member & chairman of a trust (another trust) for years together. By virtue of this lower court judgement, he is being disqualified to become a member to the trust owing to his conviction"
Can conviction be stayed on such a ground? Is there a law to provide stay of the conviction itself?