Manjunath murder case: SC awards life imprisonment to six accused

The Supreme Court on Wednesday sentenced six persons to life imprisonment for the murder of young Indian Oil executive Manjunath.

Updated: Mar 11, 2015, 12:12 PM IST

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday sentenced six persons to life imprisonment for the murder of young Indian Oil executive Manjunath.

Manjunath was shot dead in November 2005 in Uttar Pradesh's Lakhimpur Kheri area.

Manjunath (27), a sales officer with Indian Oil Corporation and a graduate from Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow, paid with his life for exposing an alleged petrol adulteration racket.

Manjunath had exposed an adulteration racket at an IOC petrol pump in Lakhimpur Kheri that was owned by the prime accused Pawan Kumar Mittal, who was also known as Monu. He was shot dead on November 19, 2005 when he reached the petrol pump to collect samples of adulterated petrol that was being allegedly sold from the outlet.