The Hush Post | 8:58 pm | One-minute read |
A BJP MLA from Hamirpur in Uttar Pradesh has been sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of 5 persons 22 years ago. Allahabad High Court handed down the punishment to MLA Ashok Singh Chandel.
The case dates back to January 26, 1997 when five persons were killed in broad daylight in Hamirpur. The deceased included a 9-year-old boy.
Ashok Singh Chandel was held guilty along with 9 others and immediately sent to police custody.
Notably, the lower court had acquitted all the accused in the case. Ashwini Kumar, the judge who acquitted Chandel was removed soon after. The state government had then challenged the verdict in the High Court.
The Court had reserved the judgment in the case. A Bench of Justices Ramesh Sinha and DK Singh passed the judgment on Friday.