Two Maoists convicted in 2004 Baliba massacre

Ranchi: A special court on Tuesday found two Maoists guilty of killing 29 police personnel at Baliba in the West Singhbhum district, nine years ago.

Convicting William Marandi and Shahdeo Mahato, the special court of SH Kazmi fixed March 14 to pronounce the quantum of sentence.

They were booked under the Prevention Of Terrorism Act (POTA).

The incident, which happened at Baliba under the jurisdiction of Gua police station on April 7, 2004, was the first major Maoist strike after Jharkhand bifurcated from Bihar on November 15, 2000.



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