Itanagar: A district court in Arunachal Pradesh awarded life imprisonment to the son of a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) minister. Also Read - BJP, TMC Lock Horns Over Jai Shri Ram Chants as Mamata Refuses to Address Netaji Event in Kolkata | Key Points
Kajum Bagra was convicted for murdering a person in 2017. He is the son of state Industries minister Tumke Tagra. Also Read - Rift in BJP Ahead of Bengal Elections 2021, Workers Clash at Party Offices, Torch Vehicles
As per the cops, quoted in a NDTV report, Kajum had shot dead one Kenjum Kamsi on March 26, 2017 outside Hotel West in Aalo after a brief altercation over the payment of a contract. The incident was caught on the CCTV camera installed outside the hotel. Also Read - Mamata's Nephew Abhishek Banerjee Sends Legal Notice to BJP's Suvendu Adhikari
Kajum was charged under Section 302 of the Indian Penal Code and Section 27(1) of the Arms Act. However, he pleaded not guilty to the charges. Notably, under the Indian law, the minimum term for life imprisonment is 14 years.
Tumke Tagra was the deputy speaker of state legislative assembly, when the incident took place in 2017.