Ara: A local court today sentenced
capital punishment to three members of Ranvir Sena, a private
militia of landlords in Bihar, and life terms to eight others
for killing 10 people in Bihar`s Bhojpur district.
Additional District and sessions judge Ajay Kumar
Srivastava, who had held the 11 guilty in the carnage on
August 6, announced the quantum of punishment.
On March 11, 1998, the convicts had killed 10 villagers
at Nagri Bazaar in Bhojpur district.
The Ranveer Sena, now defunct, was formed in Belaur
village in Bhojpur district in the early 1990s as a
confederation of small private armies maintained by landlords.