Patna, Dec 11 (IANS): Former MP Mohammad Shahabuddin and three others were were sentenced to life imprisonment by a Bihar court on Friday for giving an acid bath to two brothers and murdering them 11 years ago, a lawyer said.
Shahabuddin has been languishing in jail for several years in connection with several serious criminal cases. Last Wednesday, the court convicted Shahabuddin and the three others accused in the case.
Shahabuddin was convicted on charges of criminal conspiracy, kidnapping and murder.
Additional District Judge of Siwan Special Court Ajay Kumar Srivastava pronounced the judgement and termed it as the rarest of the rare case.
According to a police officer, the court found Shahabuddin guilty in a 2004 case in which he and his men were charged with giving an acid bath to two brothers - Girish Raj and Satish Raj - and murdering them.
Shahabuddin's son Osama has also been charged with killing of a local BJP leader Rajiv Roshan, who was a witness in the same murder case.
The two brothers were kidnapped at Shahabuddin's behest and drenched in acid before being murdered.