A timely reminder?
John Wilkinson has reminded us of the time when Jahangir Akhtar got his nickname.
From the Guardian:
Councillor joined drunken brawl
- The Guardian, Wednesday 19 June 2002 08.47 BST
A Labour councillor caught up in a drunken fight in a restaurant was yesterday given 130 hours’ community service.
“Jahangir Akhtar, 41, was spared a prison term because of his record of helping community relations in Rotherham, where the row broke out between diners last September.
Hull crown court was told that Akhtar, a member of the controlling Labour group on Rotherham council, played a leading role in kicking and punching a customer. Judge Simon Lawler described the attack as “a serious incident which led to a number of people being injured and needing hospital treatment”.
After the hearing, Akhtar said he would continue as a councillor. “I will serve my community no matter what happens. Whether…
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