Siwan: Former RJD MP Md Shahabuddin was on Friday sentenced to life imprisonment in connection with the case of kidnapping and murder of two brothers in 2004.
The Siwan muscleman and three others were on Wednesday held guilty by a special court in connection with the kidnapping and murder case.
The order was passed by Additional district judge (ADJ) Ajay Kumar Srivastava who pronounced Shahabuddin, Rajkumar Sah, Sheikh Aslam and Arif Hussain guilty of charges under sections 302 (murder), 364A (kidnapping for ransom, etc), 201 (causing disappearance of evidence of offence, or giving false information to screen offender) and 120B (criminal conspiracy) of the IPC.
According to the prosecution, three sons of one Chandrashekhar Prasad were abducted from their house at Goshala road by Rajkumar Sah, Sheikh Aslam and Arif Hussain on August 16, 2004 and taken to Pratappur village where acid was poured on Girish and Satish resulting in their death.
One of the sons, Rajeev Raushan, managed to escape. The bodies of the two brothers could not be recovered.
The victims' mother Kalawati Devi had lodged an FIR charging Shahabuddin's three henchmen with the murder of her sons. The former RJD MP's name had cropped up during probe and he too was made an accused for hatching conspiracy for kidnapping of the three siblings.
The lone surviving brother appeared before the judge as an eyewitness in the case, but was subsequently murdered by unidentified assailants on June 16 last year.