Former Bihar MLA gets bail in CPI(M) MLA murder case

Patna High Court on Wednesday granted regular bail to former Bihar MLA Rajan Tiwari, sentenced to life imprisonment, in the CPI(M) MLA Ajit Sarkar murder case.

Updated: Sep 09, 2009, 19:13 PM IST

Patna: Patna High Court on Wednesday granted
regular bail to former Bihar MLA Rajan Tiwari, sentenced to
life imprisonment, in the CPI(M) MLA Ajit Sarkar murder case.

A division bench comprising Justices Mridula Mishra
and S N Hussain allowed Tiwari`s prayer for bail after hearing
his counsel and that of the CBI here.

A CBI court had six months ago sentenced Tiwari and
former RJD MP Rajesh Ranjan alias Pappu Yadav to life
imprisonment for the killing of the CPI(M) legislator at
Purnia on June 16, 1998.

Pappu Yadav was also on bail in the case.

Bureau Report