BJP MLA Ashok Chandel gets life imprisonment in 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.

Published: 19th April 2019 03:32 PM  |   Last Updated: 19th April 2019 03:32 PM   |  A+A-

BJP MLA Ashok Chandel. (Photo| Twitter)

By IANS

LUCKNOW: 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.

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