Patna: Former RJD leader Pappu Yadav was on Friday acquitted by the Patna High Court in connection with CPI(M) leader Ajit Sarkar murder case.

A division bench comprising Justices VN Singh and KK Lal set aside the February 2008 conviction of Yadav and two other accused - Rajan Tiwari and Anil Kumar Yadav - by a lower court.

Sarkar, a former CPI(M) legislator, was shot dead by unidentified persons in Purnia district on June 14, 1998.

(Agencies)

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