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SP MLA gets life imprisonment for murder

After 13 years of trial, ruling Samajwadi Party MLA from Charkhari, Kaptan Singh Rajput, and his brother were on Monday sentenced to life imprisonment by a local court for killing a man.

The legislator now stands disqualified as per the orders of the Supreme Court.

The apex court has ruled last year that elected representatives, both of Parliament and the state assemblies, will be disqualified soon after they are convicted.

Special Judge (anti-dacoity) Sanjay Kumar today announced the sentence, two days after he held them guilty of the murder, prosecution said. Kishan was attacked and killed by Rajput and his brother Laxman Singh on April 20, 2002.

An FIR was lodged against Rajput, his brother Laxman and nine others in this connection.
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