RJD MLA gets lifer in rape case

The Special Court, constituted to hear criminal cases pending against MPs and MLAs, today sentenced suspended RJD MLA Rajballabh Prasad Yadav and two other convicts to life imprisonment and three others of 10 years of rigorous imprisonment in a rape case.

Special judge Parshuram Singh Yadav sentenced MLA Mr Yadav to life imprisonment under various sections of Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.

The special court also sentenced two other convicts –Sulekha Devi and Radha Devi to life imprisonment after finding them guilty under various sections of IPC, POCSO Act and Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act. The court also slapped a penalty of Rs 60,000 against each convict including Mr Yadav.

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