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Kanpur, Dec 8 – Mafia Anupam Dubey was on Thursday sentenced to life imprisonment along with a penalty of Rs 1 lakh by a local court here in a 27 year-old murder case in which an Inspector of the Uttar Pradesh police was shot dead inside moving train in Anwarganj area in Kanpur Nagar district, prosecution sources said here.

Prosecution sources said that on May 14, 1996 Inspector Ram Niwas Yadav was shot dead by Anupam Dubey and his accomplices Nem Kumar alias Billaiya and Kaushal inside a passenger train near Anwarganj police outpost. “A case against mafia Anupam Dubey and his two accomplices was lodged at the Government Railway Police (GRP) outpost,” they said.

Prosecution sources said that two of the co-accused Nem Kumar and Kaushal died during the course of trial. “After 25 year of trial the court of Additional Sessions Judge Ram Avatar Prasad on Thursday held Anupam Dubey guilty and sentenced him to life imprisonment along with a penalty of Rs 1 lakh,” they said.

Prosecution sources said that half of the penalty amount should be given to the wife or legal heir of the deceased Inspector. The court directed to send the convict to jail, who was on bail,while cancelling his bail bond, they said.

Meanwhile, the police sources said that Anupam Dubey committed his first crime in the year 1987 and since then he had unleashed a reign of terror. “There are more than 63 cases registered against him, including that of murder, land grabbing and extortion. A history sheet of his gang was opened and action even under National Security Act (NSA) was taken against him,” they said.