Former SP district president among 7 awarded life term

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Basti, May 2 (UNI) Seven murder accused, including former Samajwadi Party (SP) president in Sant Kabir Nagar district, were today sentenced to life by a local court.

Fast Track Court (III) Judge Devi Shankar Prasad Srivastava found former SP president in Sant Kabir Nagar Ramvriksh Yadav, Ram Pujan, Subhash Yadav, Hanuman Yadav, Manoj Gupta, Veerendra Yadav and Prem Singh guilty in the crime.

On August 25, 2005, Mahatam Yadav was shot dead in broad day light when voting was underway at Jai Narayan Inter College.

Later, the bereaved family had registered a case in Ghanghata police station.

Besides, a life sentence, a penalty of Rs 11,000 have been imposed on each guilty.

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