Bihar court awards death sentence to five Maoists

May 25, 2017 11:37 pm | Updated 11:37 pm IST - Patna

A court in Munger district of Bihar on Thursday awarded death sentence to five Maoists for an attack in which two Central Reserve Police Force personnel were killed in 2014.

The additional district judge (1) of Munger court, Jyoti Swaroop Shrivastava, pronounced the quantum of punishment amid tight security. He awarded capital punishment to five Maoists — Bipin Mandal, Adhiklal Pandit, Ratu Koda, Banu Koda and Manu Koda. The court also slapped a fine of ₹25,000 on each of the five convicts.

All the convicts are lodged in the Munger jail in connection with the killing of two CRPF personnel, Sone Gauda and Ravindra Rai, during the last parliamentary elections in April 2014.

According to the prosecution, about 50 Maoists had ambushed a vehicle carrying CRPF personnel on the Gangta-Lakshmipur road under the Kharagpur police station in Munger, killing two CRPF personnel and leaving 10 others injured.

Areas neighbouring Jharkhand like Munger, Jamui and Banka are among the worst Maoist-affected districts of Bihar. Out of 38, over 18 districts of the State are hit by Naxal activities.

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