Patna: Raj Ballabh Yadav, suspended RJD MLA from Nawada and two others on Friday were sentenced to life imprisonment on charges of raping a minor girl at his Nawada residence in February, 2016. Three others were sentenced to 10 years rigourous imprisonment in the case.
The court had convicted Yadav and the five others, including four women, on December 15 for the rape of the minor girl at his residence in Bihar Sharif on February 6, 2016. Special MP and MLA court judge-cum-Additional District and Sessions Judge Parshuram Singh Yadav awarded life imprisonment to Raj Ballabh Yadav under sections 376 (rape) and 120(B) (criminal conspiracy) of the Indian Penal Code and the POCSO Act.
Yadav, who is an MLA from Nawada, now stands to lose his membership of the Bihar Assembly, reports PTI. According to section 8(3) of Representation of People Act, 1951, a person convicted of any offence and sentenced to imprisonment for not less than two years shall be disqualified from the date of such conviction and shall continue to be disqualified for a further period of six years since his release.