BJP MLA Ashok Chandel Gets Life Imprisonment In 22-Year-Old Murder Case
Ashok Chandel (Photo Credits: Facebook|@ashokkchandel)

Lucknow, April 19: Ashok Chandel, the BJP MLA from Uttar Pradesh's Hamirpur district, was on Friday sentenced to life imprisonment after he was found guilty in a 22-year-old murder case. He was sentenced by the Allahabad High Court for his involvement in the murder of five people on January 26, 1997. A bench of Justice Ramesh Sinha and Justice D.K. Singh also sentenced 10 others to life imprisonment. Hamirpur Uttar Pradesh Assembly Election

Rajiv Shukla, the victim's family member, told IANS: "Three people from my family -- elder brothers Rajesh Shukla and Rakesh Shukla and nephew Ganesh -- were killed along with our security guards Ved Prakash Nayak and Shrikant Pandey." He said he approached the High Court after a lower court acquitted the accused.