Banka, (PTI): Five CPI (Maoist) guerrillas were on Thursday awarded death sentence for killing three policemen in Bihar's Banka district two years ago.
Additional district and sessions judge of a fast track court, Gangotri Ram Tripathi, awarded capital punishment to Ashok Yadav, Umesh Yadav, Naresh Yadav, Dhaneshwar Yadav and Suresh Yadav for killing three policemen and injuring as many at a temple at Gaura village in the Chanan police station area on November 3, 2005.
The convicts, along with seven other naxalites of the banned outfit, had shot and hacked to death sub-inspector Bhagwan singh, in-charge of Anandpur police outpost, and two constables Nityanand Kumar and Brajbhushan Prasad and injured three policemen.
They had also looted four rifles, a revolver and 80 rounds of ammunition from them.
The police had chargesheeted 12 persons in the case, but seven are still absconding.