New Delhi : Four followers of Hindu sect Anand Marg were Thursday sentenced to life imprisonment here for criminal conspiracy and murder of the then railway minister L.N. Mishra in 1975.
District Judge Vinod Goel awarded life imprisonment to Gopalji (73), Ranjan Dwivedi (66), Santoshanand Avadhuta (75) and Sudevananda Avadhuta (79).
The maximum punishment under which the four were charged entail death penalty.
They were convicted Dec 8 on charges of murder, criminal conspiracy and voluntarily causing grievous hurt by dangerous weapon.