HC affirms life imprisonment awarded to convict in Syed Modi's murder case

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Lucknow, Jun 29 (PTI) The Allahabad High Court on Wednesday affirmed the life imprisonment awarded to Bhagwati Singh alias Pappu in connection with the murder of national badminton champion Syed Modi in 1988.

The Lucknow bench of the court said there was ample evidence on record to show that Modi was killed in firing by the appellant and another accused.

A vacation bench of justices Ramesh Sinha and Saroj Yadav passed the verdict, which it had reserved on March 21, after completing the hearing of the appeal filed by the convict.