Former MLA of Vibhutipur assembly constituency of Samastipur district of Bihar and state JDU general secretary Rambalak Singh was sentenced by the court on Monday. The case of Rambalak Singh vs Lalan Singh was going on in the court for 21 years. Today, Pranav Kumar Jha, ADJ 3 of LLA-MP Sessions Court of Samastipur district, has imposed 5 years imprisonment and a fine of Rs 15,000 to former JDU MLA Rambalak Singh and his brother Lalbabu Singh from Vibhutipur. The court found the former MLA guilty of 27 Arms Acts and sentenced him to five years in jail, 3 years in 324, 1 year in 341 and 323. All punishments will run concurrently.
In the year 2000, in Shivnathpur village of Vibhutipur police station area, on 6 June 2000, CPM leader Lalan Singh, who was returning after having lunch, was attacked. Vibhutipur police station case number 62/2000 was registered in this case. On the basis of the statements of all the witnesses in this case, on September 10, the court convicted the former JDU MLA in the Arms Act and sent him to judicial custody.
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Will appeal in High Court: Advocate of former MLA
Today the court sentenced former JDU MLA Rambalak Singh and his brother through video conferencing. After this decision of the court, there was disappointment among the supporters of the MLA. Former MLA’s lawyer Abhitabh Bhardwaj told that after this decision of the court, he will appeal in the High Court.
Happy with the court’s decision: Lalan Singh
On the other hand, the victim Lalan Singh expressed satisfaction over this decision of the court and said that he is happy with the decision that has come after 21 years. He said that the accused was a domineering person, who had survived till now on the strength of his money and influence, but the court today did justice to everyone by punishing him.
Former JDU MLA Rambalak Singh (File photo)