Patna: Former Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) MP Prabhunath Singh was on Tuesday sentenced to life imprisonment, a week after he was found guilty by the Hazaribagh court in connection with the 1995 Ashok Singh murder case.
The verdict was pronounced by Additional district judge Surendra Sharma, who also awarded life imprisonment to Prabhunath Singh’s brother Dinanath Singh and ex-village chief Ritesh Singh.
The quantum of punishment was pronounced by the Hazaribagh court via video conferencing.
Prabhunath ‘s brother, has decided to challenge the lower court verdict in the High Court.
Prabhunath Singh and others were convicted by the Hazaribagh court last week following which they were arrested and lodged in the Hazaribagh Central Jail.
The case is related to the murder of Masrakh constituency MLA Ashok Singh, who was shot dead in broad daylight at his residence in 1995.
In 1997, the Patna High Court had transferred the case from Patna to Hazaribagh.
Prabhunath Singh is former MP and MLA from Maharajganj and Masrakh.