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MP jailed for rape

Calcutta/Purulia, May 12: Forward Bloc MP Bir Singh Mahata was jailed for 10 years today for a rape committed 24 years ago.

With three associates, Mahata, then a secretariat member of the party’s Purulia unit, gangraped a housewife in November 1982.

He was chargesheeted the following year, but the case remained buried for over two decades until a fast-track court dug it up last September.

The Purulia district court today also sent Mahata’s three associates to jail for 10 years and fined them Rs 5,000 each.

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