Simdega (Jharkhand), Jun 30 (PTI) A court here today found former Jharkhand minister Enos Ekka guilty in a murder case. Also Read - People Are 'Malik' in Democracy, Congress Will do What They Say: Rahul

Additional District Judge Neeraj Kumar Srivastav convicted Ekka under sections 302 (murder), 201 (causing disappearance of evidence of an offence committed), 364A (kidnapping for ransom), 171F (undue influence at an election) of Indian Penal Code and under the Arms Act. Also Read - Will Deposit Rs 72,000 in Bank Accounts Within One Year: Rahul Gandhi

The court will deliver the quantum of sentence on July 3. Also Read - Man, family members get life term for wife's death over dowry demands in Odisha

The case pertains to the kidnapping of a teacher, Manoj Kumar, on November 26, 2014. His body was found near a school the next day.

The police had arrested Ekka, on November 27, 2014, from Thakurtoli in Simdega district, in connection with the case.

Ekka is a member of Jharkhand Party and is the MLA from Kolibera constituency.

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