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UP: SP leader, cousins get lifer in 16-yr-old murder case

Hamirpur (UP), Feb 20 (UNI) A Samajwadi Party (SP) leader and his two brothers were sentenced to life imprisonment along with a penalty of Rs 60,000 each by a local court in a 16-year-old kidnapping and murder case here on Tuesday, a government counsel said..
Assistant Government Counsel (AGC) Jagdish Anuragi said on the night of June 29, 2007, Pramod, a resident of Sarsai village under Kurara police station, was kidnapped by the then village head and former district President of SP Raj Bahadur Pal, his cousins Pralhad, Dinesh and their aide Ramesh. "It was alleged that the accused killed Pramod and later hanged his body from a tree," he said.
He said on the complaint of Pramod's father Ram Sewak a case of kidnapping and murder was lodged against the four accused. "Ramesh died during the investigation. "Based on the evidence available on record the Fast Track Court of Sessions Judge Manoj Kumar held Raj Bahadur, his cousin brothers Dinesh and Pralhad guilty and sentenced them to life imprisonment," he said.
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