Lucknow, June 25 : The Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) MP from Balia(Bihar) Suraj Singh alias Surajbhan Singh, and his two associates, have been given life imprisonment for killing a farmer 16 years ago.
Fast Track Court Judge R P Dubey had on Tuesday pronounced the three guilty of killing Rami Singh at Madhurapur-Purvatola village in Begusarai district on January 16, 1992.
All three will also have to pay a fine of Rs.25, 000 each. If they don't, they will have to spend an extra year in jail.
The three convicts were brought to the court from district jail amid tight security and the judge pronounced the quantum of punishment on Wednesday.
A total of six persons -- including Surajbhan -- were named as accused in the case. While Surajbhan, Jaijairam Singh and Radhe Singh were convicted and handed down life sentence, another accused, Pappu Singh, is facing the trial separately.
The court allowed his petition for separate trial some time ago as most accused in the case were either evading arrest or not appearing in the court on dates.
Two other accused -- Suro Singh and Shanker Singh -- were killed in a police encounter some time after being implicated in the Rami Singh murder case.
Surajbhan is the third serving member of current Lok Sabha from Bihar after RJD's Mohammed Shahabuddin and Rajesh Ranjan alias Pappu to have been awarded life sentence for murder.