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LJP MP Surajbhan Singh gets life imprisonment for murder

Anand Mohan Sahay in Patna | June 25, 2008 15:52 IST

A Bihar court on Wednesday awarded life imprisonment to Lok Janshakti Party Member of Parliament Surajbhan Singh for the murder of Rami Singh in 1992.

Begusarai fast track court judge Ravi Prakash Dhar Dubey awarded life imprisonment to three persons, including Singh, a day after they were convicted by the court for Rami Singh's murder. The court also slapped a fine of Rs 25,000 on them.

The police had taken Surajbhan Singh into custody on Tuesday and he was taken to the divisional jail in Begusarai.

Singh, a known political strongman, is the LJP MP from Ballia parliamentary constituency in Bihar. Several criminal charges are registered against him including murder, extortion, kidnapping and looting. Singh is considered to be close to Union Minister of Steel and LJP supremo Ram Vilas Paswan.