The MLA now faces disqualification as per the Representation of People's Act which bars convicted lawmakers from being a part of the legislature. An MP or MLA faces disqualification on conviction by a court in a criminal offence with a jail sentence of two years or more.
SP MLA Kaptan Singh Rajput & his brother Laxman Singh awarded life imprisonment by Jalaun (UP) district Court in murder case (2002)— ANI (@ANI_news) January 5, 2015
Earlier on Saturday, a special judge (anti dacoity) Sanjay Kumar convicted the SP MLA and his brother Laxman Singh after which they were sent to jail.
According to the prosecution, Kishan was attacked and killed by Kaptan and his brother on April 20, 2002.
An FIR was lodged against Kaptan, Laxman and nine others in this connection.