Maoists ‘sentence’ three Bihar cops to death

Patna, Jan 25(IANS) A Maoist ‘court’ in Bihar has sentenced three police officials to death on charges of ‘working against the people and Maoists’.

A statement of the outlawed Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) said it was decided at a ‘jan adalat’ (people’s court) to punish three police officials including Munger district Superintendent of Police S. Nayak, Jamalpur Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Sridhar Mandal and Kharagpur DSP K. Chandra.

‘All three police officials were sentenced to death at the jan adalat in Jamui district,’ the statement said, citing rebel spokesman Avinash.

Police sources said that the security of the three officials have been tightened.

In the past, Maoist guerrillas targeted police officials and killed over half a dozen including a superintendent.

Meanwhile, tight security arrangements have been made in the state for Republic Day.

Additional Director General of Police (Headquarters) U.S. Dutt said all police stations have been alerted. ‘Security forces have been deployed at all the vital installations across the state,’ he said.

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