Patna, Aug 12: Bihar local court on Wednesday, Aug 12 convicted nine persons and awarded life sentence to eight including Ex-MP, JD(U) MLA Vijay Kumar Shukla for murdering former RJD minister Brij Bihari Prasad on Jun 13, 1998.
Additional district and sessions judge, Vijay Prakash Mishra sentenced the ninth convict, another JD(U) MLA Sashi Kumar Rai, was sentenced to two years in jail and imposed a fine of Rs 20,000 each on the nine convicts.
Prasad, a senior minister in Lalu Prasad cabinet, was killed on Jun 13, 1998. His widow Rama Devi, a BJP MP from Sheohar, was the complainant in the case.
Seven of the convicts, excluding Shukla, are former Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) MPs. These include – Rajen Tiwari, Mantu Tiwari, Lalan Singh, Capt Sunil Singh, Mukesh Singh and Ramniranjan Choudhary.