Bokaro: A local court on Friday awarded life terms to six persons, who were convicted for killing younger brother of JMM MLA Jagannath Mahto.
Handing out the sentence, the Principal Session and District Judge (Bokaro) G K Chowdhry, pronounced additional five years sentence against Shafik Ansari and Madan Turi, the two contract killers engaged to eliminate the MLA`s brother Ganesh.
The other four convicts are main conspirator Krishna Prasad Mahto, Shafik Ansari, Khurshid Ansari and Mohammad Jafir Ansari.
While one accused, Murtaza Ansari, has been acquitted for lack of evidence, another accused Mukesh Mahto is still absconding.
Ganesh was shot dead on August 27, 2009 at Bhandaridah in Bokaro district following non-payment towards construction work.