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.