A Delhi court on Tuesday awarded life imprisonment to a former Rashtriya Lok Dal MLA and his brother in a 22-year-old murder case in Meerut.
The court also gave ₹10 lakh compensation to the victim’s son.
Rejecting the prosecution’s plea that it was among the rarest of rare cases, Additional Sessions Judge Satish Kumar Arora sentenced accused and former MLA Satyendra Solanki and and his brother Harendra Solanki for murder and attempt to murder.
Mr. Arora also imposed fines of ₹40,000 each on the two accused. They were also asked to pay ₹5 lakh each for a total compensation of ₹10 lakh for the victim’s son. Ten years after the incident, Solanki had been elected an MLA on an RLD ticket.