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Soren to appear in court on Tuesday

The former coal minister, convicted in his secretary's murder case, is stable and will be taken to court on Tuesday.

india Updated: Dec 04, 2006 18:47 IST

Former coal minister Shibu Soren, convicted for the murder of his secretary in 1994, is stable and will be taken to court on Tuesday for the hearing of his sentence, a Tihar Jail official said on Monday.

Soren is currently undergoing treatment for chest pain at the Tihar Jail hospital.

"The jail doctors have said Soren will be able to go to court on Tuesday," Sunil Gupta, Tihar Jail law officer, said.

He was shifted to the jail hospital on Sunday from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), where he was admitted on last Tuesday after he complained of severe chest pain.

"Since his condition was better we decided to shift him to the jail hospital," said Gupta.

"The doctors are planning to discharge him in the evening and he will be shifted to his cell," Gupta added.

A city court is scheduled to announce Soren's sentence on Tuesday.

He has been convicted for the murder of his personal assistant Shashi Nath Jha. The court had found him guilty of criminal conspiracy, abduction and murder.

The Jharkhand Mukti Morcha chief resigned from the government after the conviction and was taken into custody by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

First Published: Dec 04, 2006 17:17 IST