Former UP MP sentenced to life term in triple murder case

Jaunpur (UP), Aug 8 (IANS): A court in Uttar Pradesh's Jaunpur on Monday sentenced to former Machlishahr MP Umakant Yadav to a life term in a 27-year-old triple murder case.

Seven others in the case have also been awarded life term.

The court also imposed a fine of Rs 5 lakh on the former MP.

The case dates back to February 1995, when constables Ajay Singh, Lallan Singh and another person were killed in firing in a bid to rescue Raj Kumar Yadav, who was lodged in the lockup of the Shahganj Government Railway Police in Jaunpur.

Giving details of the incident, the government advocate said that constable Raghunath Singh, posted in Shahganj GRP, had lodged an FIR that in February 1995, armed with rifle, and pistol, Umakant Yadav came to the GRP post along with his associates.

Umakant Yadav forcibly tried to free Raj Kumar Yadav, who was in the lockup. He opened fire and apart from Ajay Singh and Lallan Singh, one other was killed in the firing.




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  • Gibbs, Udupi

    Mon, Aug 08 2022

    Justice has been finally given after 25 years!!!??? MP's can murder and roam around for 25 long years?? Our legal/Justice system has many loop holes and MP/MLA's are above law and ordinary citizens, law applies immediately??? Judges has to be held responsible for delayed judgement and also additional judges have to be appointed for Courts for speedy disposal of cases, but our Legislative leaders/Government (politicians) are not willing to appoint judges as required by LAW!!!

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