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BJP MLA Ashok Chandel gets life imprisonment

Friday - April 19, 2019 2:28 pm , Category : INDIA
Lucknow, April 19 (IANS) Ashok Chandel, the BJP MLA from Uttar Pradesh's Hamirpur district, was on Friday sentenced to life imprisonment after he was found guilty in a 22-year-old murder case.
 
He was sentenced by the Allahabad High Court for his involvement in the murder of five people on January 26, 1997.
 
A bench of Justice Ramesh Sinha and Justice D.K. Singh also sentenced 10 others to life imprisonment.
 
Rajiv Shukla, the victim's family member, told IANS: "Three people from my family -- elder brothers Rajesh Shukla and Rakesh Shukla and nephew Ganesh -- were killed along with our security guards Ved Prakash Nayak and Shrikant Pandey."
 
He said he approached the High Court after a lower court acquitted the accused.
 

--IANS hindi-mag/ksk/mr