DU prof gets life term for Maoist links

DU prof gets life term for Maoist links

Delhi University professor G N Saibaba and four others were on Tuesday sentenced to life in jail by the Gadchiroli Sessions Court.

The professor and five others were accused of having links with banned Maoist outfits and their leaders. The sixth convict in the case was asked to undergo a jail term of 10 years.

Additional Sessions Judge S S Shinde convicted the accused under various sections of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA).

The other convicts are Jawaharlal Nehru University student Hem Mishra, former journalist Prashant Rahi, Mahesh Tirkey, Pandu Narote and Vijay Tirkey.

Saibaba, a wheelchair-bound English professor at the Ram Lal Anand College, was arrested by the Maharashtra Police on May 9, 2014, for his links with Maoist leaders.

He was initially lodged in the Nagpur jail, but later granted bail by the Supreme Court.
He had been suspended by the Delhi University.

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