Five get life imprisonment for murder of gangster Sushil Srivastav

Hazaribagh: A local court in this district on Tuesday awarded life imprisonment to five convicts who were earlier held guilty for the murder of gangster Sushil Srivastav.

The court of ADJ (Six) Amit Shekhar on September 11 had held the five accused guilty and on Tuesday announced the quantum of sentencing.

Among those who have been awarded life imprisonment in the cases included Vikas Tiwari, Dilip Sahu, Vishal Kumar Singh, Rahul Deo Pandey and Santosh Deo Pandey.

In wake of the sentencing in this high profile case, the entire court premises were covered by heavy police deployment. Policemen had covered every possible spot from the main gate of the court to all the exit points with Hazaribagh SP Kartik S himself monitoring the situation.

Gangster Sushil Srivastav was gunned down in the Hazaribagh court premises on June 2, 2015, when he was brought for a hearing. The attackers had used AK 47 to fire upon Srivastav in which apart from the gangster his two close men Gayasuddin Khan and Mohammed Kammal Khan were also killed.

Later the son of gangster Sushil Srivastav had registered a complaint at the police station. The main conspirator Vikas Tiwari was nabbed after two months from Delhi.

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