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Ex-MP Prabhunath Singh convicted in murder case

IANS  |  Ranchi 

Former member and RJD leader from Prabhunath Singh was convicted in a 22-year-old case of then legislator Ashok Singh by a on Thursday.

Prabhunath Singh, his brother Dinanath Singh and Ritesh Singh were convicted in the case by the Additional District and Sessions Judge of Hazaribagh District

Ashok Singh was elected from Mashrak assembly constituency in in 1995. He was killed 90 days after winning the poll in which he had defeated Prabhunath Singh.

Prabhunath Singh was in Janata Dal in 1995 and later joined Janata Dal-United (JD-U). At presently, he is with the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD). He is a strongman of Maharajganj Lok Sabha constituency of

"My brother had defeated Prabhubath Singh in 1995. Prabhunath had openly said that my brother will be killed within 90 days of becoming legislator and was killed on the 90th day," Tarkeshwar Singh, Ashok Singh's brother, told a news channel.

The would pronounce the sentence on May 23.

The case was transferred to Hazaribagh in from on the instruction of the Supreme Copurt.



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First Published: Thu, May 18 2017. 14:30 IST