Sixteen people,including son of a local BJP leader,were sentenced to life imprisonment by a local court in Kanpur for murdering a youth seven years back.
According to prosecution,Veer Bal alias Chotu was stabbed to death by Raj Ballabh Pandey,son of local BJP leader Radhey Shyam,and his friends following a fight on May 27,2002.
The local court yesterday found Raj Ballabh Pandey,Manish,Vivek Shukla,Mahendra Pratap,Sanjay,Arun,Dharmendra,Ravi Shankar,Shammi,Alok,Prateek,Balihari,Monu Pandey,Vikas Tiwari,Virendra Verma and Dhirendra guilty.
A fine of Rs 10,000 on each of them was also imposed.
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