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SC upholds life term for former MP Anand Mohan

July 10, 2012 13:06 IST

The Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld the conviction and life imprisonment of former Member of Parliament Anand Mohan Singh in the 1994 murder case of Gopalganj District Magistrate G Krishnaiah.

A bench headed by Justice A K Patnaik dismissed the plea of Singh, a gangster-turned-politician from Bihar, who had approached the apex court against his conviction and life imprisonment in the murder case.

Singh, who was the leader of the then Bihar People's Party, was accused of inciting a mob accompanying the cortege of a BPP leader to lynch Krishnaiah on December 5, 1994. The BPP is now defunct.

The officer was pulled out of his car, beaten up mercilessly and then shot dead.

Singh, a former MP from Sheohar, was awarded the death sentence under Sections 302 (murder) and 109 (abetment of offence) of the Indian Penal Code by Additional District and Sessions Judge R S Rai on October 3, 2007.

The Patna high court, in its December 2008 verdict, had commuted Singh's death penalty to life sentence. He had then moved the apex court against the life term.

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