Underworld don Babloo Srivastav was on Tuesday sentenced to life imprisonment by a TADA court in Kanpur in connection with the murder of a Upper Customs Collector in Allahabad 15 years ago.
Apart from the don, who was held guilty of plotting LD Arora's murder, two others were handed down life term by TADA judge Subash Chandra in his 101-page judgement.
KK Saini and Mange were held guilty by the court for murdering Arora on March 24, 1993 while he was driving back home. According to CBI, Babloo was camping in Nepal at that time.
The court held Babloo guilty under IPC section 120 and others under IPC section 302 (murder) and imposed a fine of Rs ten thousand on each of them.
CBI counsel YK Saxena, who had sought death penalty for the convicts, said that Babloo had provided a car and a pistol to his two aides to execute the murder.
The victim was killed during his posting in Mumbai as he had allegedly angered the underworld, the CBI said.