Ex-MP Surajbhan Singh, 8 others get life in Brij Bihari murder case

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Mumbai, Aug. 12 (ANI): A Patna Sessions Court on Wednesday awarded life imprisonment to former LJP MP Surajbhan Singh in connection with the nine-year-old Brij Bihari murder case. ight other accused in the case, who were held guilty in the case, were also awarded life sentences.

Sitting MLA Shashi Kumar Rai was pronounced not guilty.

Rai was sentenced to two years imprisonment by the court.

The guilty include two sitting MLAs and one former MP. A fine of Rs 20,000 was also imposed on all the nine convicts.

In 1998, the sitting Bihar MP Brij Bihari was gunned down by heavily armed men inside the premises of the Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences in Patna while he was on an evening walk.

The slain minister's widow Rama Devi, a BJP MP from Sheohar, was the complainant in the case.

The seven others, who have been sentenced to life are Vijay Kumar Shukla, ex-MLA Rajen Tiwari, Mantu Tiwari, Lalan Singh, Capt Sunil Singh, Mukesh Singh and Ramniranjan Choudhary. (ANI)

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