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Life term for woman Maoist for kidnapping Collector

A woman Maoist and another person were on Tuesday sentenced to life imprisonment by a district court for the abduction of the then District Collector R. Vineel Krishna five years ago.

Additional District and Sessions Judge Bamashankar Mishra convicted Tapan Sha and M. Divya alias Shanti and awarded life term for the abduction of the IAS officer on February 16, 2011. While Sha was a former government employee and had worked as a Gram Rozgar Sevak, Divya was a Maoist. The court, however, acquitted another accused Ghasiram Pangi due to lack of evidence. The court pronounced the judgment after examining 23 witnesses, including Vineel Krishna and Balwant Singh, who was the Project Director, District Rural Development Agency (DRDA), at the time of the abduction, said government counsel Bhabani Mishra.- PTI

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