Jalaun: Ruling Samajwadi Party MLA from Charkhari, Kaptan Singh Rajput has been handed life sentence by a local court on Monday, as per reports.
He has been held guilty along with his brother by a local court here in a 13-year-old murder case and faces disqualification.
Special Judge (anti dacoity) Sanjay Kumar convicted the SP MLA and his brother Laxman Singh on Saturday after which they were sent to jail.
The quantum of punishment was pronounced today.
According to the prosecution, Kishan was attacked and killed by Kaptan and his brother on April 20, 2002.
An FIR was lodged against Kaptan, Laxman and nine others in this connection.
An MP or MLA faces disqualification on conviction by a court in a criminal offence with a jail sentence of two years or more.
Wih PTI inputs