Basti: Former Uttar Pradesh minister Ram Karan Arya was on Monday awarded life sentence by a local court in connection with a 23-year-old murder case.
District Judge Anil Kumar Pundeer also imposed a fine of Rs 20,000 on him.
Arya, who was minister in the Akhilesh Yadav government, was awarded life sentence for killing Shambhu Pal, nephew of BJP MP from Domariyaganj Jagdambika Pal in November 1993 in Bharwalia village in Lalganj area here.
An FIR in this regard was registered against 10 persons including Arya. One person died during trial while the court set the eight others free while awarding lifer to Arya.