Bokaro, Feb. 22: The court of district judge II of Bokaro, Satya Prakash Sinha, today sentenced four Maoists who were under trial since 2008 to 10 years of rigorous imprisonment.
Pradeep Jain, Dasho Manjhi, Jitu Singh alias Jitendra and Kundan Singh were held in August 2008, by Bokaro police and convicted by the same court three days ago. All four were arrested on August 2007 during a raid from a secret hideout during the tenure of then SP Priya Dubey.
Additional public prosecutor RK Rai said the rebels were sentenced under sections of the IPC relating to conspiracy, Arms Act, Prevention of Unlawful Activities Act, among others, while a maximum fine of Rs 5,000 were imposed on each. The rebels, after being lodged earlier in Bokaro jail, were released on bail on a high court decision in 2009 but were convicted on February 19.