DU professor and five others convicted for Maoists links

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New Delhi: Six people including, Delhi University (DU) professor GN Saibaba was on Tuesday awarded life imprisonment for having links with Maoists by a Gadchiroli court.

The convicts are Saibaba, JNU student Hem Mishta, former journalist Prashant Rahi, Vijay Tirki, Mahesh Tirki and Pandu Narote.

Saibaba, was first arrested by the Maharashtra Police in May 2014, on charges of having links with Maoists.

In April 2016, the Supreme Court granted Saibaba bail on medical grounds and ordered his release.

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