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Kolkata: Former Trinamool councillor of Kolkata Municipal Corporation Shambhunath Kau and his six aides have been given a life sentence for the 2013 murder of party colleague Adhir Maity at Mathpukur off EM Bypass in Kolkata.

The Alipore District and Sessions Court handed out the punishment to the seven convicts today. They were pronounced guilty by the same court on 29 March.

Adhir Maity was murdered for resisting a bid to capture a byre at Mathpukur by promoters with backing from Kau. Maity’s family subsequently lodged an FIR against Kau and his accomplices for the murder.