Naxal sentenced to life imprisonment for killing two cops

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Nagpur, Feb 2 (PTI) A court in Maharashtra's Gadchiroli district has sentenced a Naxal to life imprisonment for killing two police personnel in an encounter six years ago.

District and session's court judge B M Patil on Monday convicted Anil alias Sukanu Sauri (30), a native of Kondagaon in Chhattisgarh, and sentenced him to life imprisonment, an official release stated.

According to the release, the accused was a part of a team of 60 to 70 other ultras who had opened fire at a police team, which was out on an anti-Naxal operation in the forests of Gatta village in Gadchiroli on March 22, 2015.

Two police personnel were killed in the firing and many were injured, following which as a case was registered against the accused in Ettapali police station, it was stated.

The court has also imposed a fine of Rs 25,000 on the accused, the release said. PTI CLS ARU ARU