BSP MLA, 10 others get life term in engineer murder case

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    BSP MLA, 10 others get life term in engineer murder case
    India - 6 may 2011

    LUCKNOW: A trial court in Lucknow on Friday awarded life imprisonment to BSP MLA from Auraiya Shekhar Tiwari and 10 others for murdering PWD engineer Manoj Kumar Gupta after he refused to pay donations for UP chief minister Mayawati's birthday celebrations in 2008.

    Special Additional District Judge Virendra Kumar also sentenced the MLA's wife, Vibha Tiwari, to two-and-a-half years imprisonment on charges of destroying evidences.

    The others who were sentenced to life term in the case are: Vinay Tiwari, Rambabu alias Putti, Yogendra Dohre alias Bhatia, Manoj Awasthi, Devendra Rajput, Santosh Tiwari, Gajraj Singh, Pal Singh, former police station officer of Dibiyapur Hoshiyar Singh.

    Gupta, an executive engineer in Auraiya, was murdered on December 24, 2008, by Tiwari and his henchmen and had dumped the body outside the Dibiyapur police station and run away.

    The Dibiyapur police station officer Hoshiyar Singh tried to protect the ruling party MLA by implicating other engineers of the department accusing them as 'rivals of Gupta'. But as the facts unveiled, Singh was suspended by the government and later his services were terminated along with two police bodyguards of the MLA.

    Gupta's post-mortem report revealed that he was brutally tortured before death. He was mercilessly beaten up and given electric shocks.



    Source: The Times of India
     
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