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MLA, ex-MPs convicted in murder of district magistrate

Anand Mohan Sahay in Patna | October 01, 2007 19:06 IST

A Patna court has convicted seven people including a sitting Janata Dal-United legislator, two former JD-U members of Parliament and two former legislators, in a case related to the murder of Gopalganj District Magistrate G Krishnaiya in December 1994.The court will be pronounced sentence on October 3.

MLA Munna Shukhla, former MPs Anand Mohan Singh and his wife Lovely Anand, former MLAs Akhlaq Ahmad, Arun Kumar Singh and Dr Harendra Kumar, who unsuccessfully contested the last Lok Sabha poll on a JD-U ticket.

All the seven were taken into custody and sent to Beur jail.

The public prosecutor said the court found seven of the 38 accused guilty under Section 302 of the IPC.

Krishnaiyya was shot and then stoned by an angry crowd near Khaabra village on NH-28 on December 5, 1994 while he was returning to Gopalganj from Hajipur via Muzaffarpur after attending a meeting.

According to the first information report, Anand Mohan Singh led the mob that avenged the killing of former Bihar People's Party leader Kaushalendra Shukla alias Chhotan Shukla, who was facing several criminal cases.