Bettiah: Two persons have been sentenced to death and five have been awarded life imprisonment by a lower court here on Thursday in connection with the abduction of Punjab and Haryana engineers Ravindra Singh and Jarnail Singh respectively.  

Court also praised SP Nishant Kumar Tiwari for his quick action and producing incriminating evidence in the case.

The bench of Judge Sultan Muzaffar, while hearing the case, awarded death penalty for Krishna Yadav alias Mama and Gola Prasad Kushwaha.

Bench also sentenced life imprisonment to Ravindra Mahto, Upendra Chaudhary, Chandrashekhar Shah, Mukti Narayan Chaudhary and Dashrath Chauhan.

Convicts were sent to the custody after the court’s verdict. Earlier, court had ordered speedy trial in the case.

The main convict in the case Krishna Yadav kidnapped Ravindra Singh on the pretext of offering help to set up a rolling machine in Champaran district on November 27 last year.  

Jaranil Singh was also abducted by Krishna and his other accomplices on the pretext of giving help for setting up a steel factory.

Krishna then called up Singh’s family and demanded 25 lakh in ransom.
Superintendent of Police Nishant Kumar Tiwari acting swiftly recovered Ravindra and nabbed all seven convicts near Sighi village.