Samajwadi Party MLA held guilty in murder case, faces disqualification

Jalaun, Jan 4: Ruling Samajwadi Party MLA from Charkhari, Kaptan Singh Rajput, has been held guilty along with his brother by a local court here in a 13-year-old murder case and faces disqualification.

Special Judge (anti dacoity) Sanjay Kumar convicted the SP MLA and his brother Laxman Singh yesterday after which they were sent to jail.

SP leaders Akhilesh and Mulayam Singh Yadav

The quantum of punishment is likely to be pronounced on Monday.

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.

An MP or MLA faces disqualification on conviction by a court in a criminal offence with a jail sentence of two years or more.


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