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Akali ex-MLA Keetu murder: Three nephews, three others get life term

Keetu, 67, was shot dead by his nephews on October 29, 2012, near the entrance of his house at his native village. The police had attributed the murder to a family feud and a land dispute among Keetu’s brothers and nephews.

punjab Updated: May 18, 2017 18:11 IST
HT Correspondent

The Moga district and sessions judge on Wednesday awarded rigorous life imprisonment to six out of total seven accused for murdering former Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) MLA from Barnala Malkiat Singh Keetu.

Keetu, 67, was shot dead by his nephews on October 29, 2012 near the entrance of his house at his native village. The police had attributed the murder to a family feud and a land dispute among Keetu’s brothers and nephews.

Convicted under Section 302 (murder), 148 (rioting) and 149 (unlawful assembly) of the Indian Penal Code, Keetu’s three nephews — Harpreet Singh, Gurpreet Singh and Jaspreet Jassa of Bilaspur— and Kulwant Singh and Iqbal Singh of Bilaspur and Angrej Singh of Deepgarh village in Barnala have been awarded life imprisonment.

Another accused, identified as Harpal Singh, has been sentenced to three years of imprisonment under the Arms Act. He was bailed out after the court’s verdict.