A BJP Minister’s son in Arunachal Pradesh has been accused of murder and sentenced to life imprisonment by a District Court.

Kajum Bagra, son of Arunachal Pradesh Industries Minister Tumke Tagra, was suspected of murdering in 2017. On March 6, 2017, Mr. Bagra had shot dead the victim, identified as Kenjum Kamsi, outside the Hotel West in Aalo, West Siang District, after a brief argument, reports police source. There was trouble between the two over the payment of a contract, added the source.

The total incident was captured on CCTV installed outside the Hotel West.

Mr. Bagra was charged under IPC Section 302 and Section 27 (1) of the Arms Act. However, he had pleaded not guilty to the charges of murder.  

In March 2017, when the murder took place, Mr. Tagra was appointed as Deputy Speaker of Arunachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly

The minimum term of life imprisonment under country’s law is for 14-years.

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