INDIA: FIVE MAOISTS SENTENCED TO DEATH BY MUNGER COURT IN BIHAR
May 25, 2017:
A Munger court awarded death sentence to five Maoists after convicting them of murder of two CRPF jawans in an ambush during the 2014 Lok Sabha elections in Bihar. (Sources: hindustantimes.com, 25/05/2017)
Additional sessions judge (I) Jyoti Swarup Srivastava also slapped a fine of Rs 25,000 on each of the convicts - Vipin Mandal, Adhiklal Pandit, Ratu Koda, Wano Koda and Manu Koda.
According to the prosecution, about 50 Maoists ambushed a vehicle carrying CRPF jawans on the Gangta-Lakshmipur road under Kharagapur police station area, killing two jawans and injuring 10 others, in April 2014.
The slain jawans were Som Gawda and Ravindra Rai.