A fast track court of Nawada has convicted former Animal Husbandry Minister Aditya Singh and his eldest son Suman Singh in connection with a murder case. The quantum of punishment would be pronounced on June 2.
Additional District and Sessions Judge Vijay Shankar Pathak found the duo guilty of killing Ashok Singh, munshi of a brick kiln, at Gausa village under Narhat police station area of the district on February 26, 2000.
As per the prosecution, Aditya Singh along with his son Suman Singh and others armed with lethal weapons descended on the brick kiln unit, Dada Brick Kiln, at around 11 pm and opened fire, killing Ashok on the spot.
Another munshi, Ratan Singh, a resident of Fatehpur under Sirdalla police station, had sustained grievous injuries in the firing. Ashok was a native of Kaushla village under Nardiganj police station of the district.
Subsequently, an FIR (23/2000) was lodged with Narhat police station against Aditya Singh, his son and others under
sections 302/34 and 27 Arms Act.
Altogether 12 prosecution witnesses were cross-examined by the trial court, said Naresh Mandal, additional public prosecutor of Nawada.
Notably, Aditya, who represented Hisua for six times in the State Assembly, was earlier awarded life imprisonment in a case related to the murder of Lallan Singh, mukhiya of Sakarpur panchayat, in an area falling under Akbarpur police station.