Dholpur: BSP MLA B L Kushwaha was today sentenced to life imprisonment by a court here in connection with a murder case of 2002.
The additional district judge also imposed a fine of Rs 10,000 and handed out similar sentence to Kushwaha’s gunman Satyendra Singh.
The court found Kushwaha guilty of executing the murder of Naresh Kushwaha on December 27, 2012, additional public prosecutor Ajay Gupta said.
He was booked under sections 302 and 120 B of IPC and subsequently arrested by state CID-Crime Branch.
Kushwaha had rubbished the allegation stating that he was being deliberately implicated in the murder case by the then ruling BJP government.
In July, 2014, the Rajasthan High Court had dismissed anticipatory bail application of the Dholpur MLA on the ground that he was charged with a heinous crime.
The body of Naresh Kushwaha was found in Jheel ka Pura village falling under Sadar Thana of Dholpur district. Later, the deceased’s brother Than Singh had lodged a case against five persons.
Following preliminary investigation, police had arrested gunman Singh who confessed involvement of MLA Kushwaha in the murder.