A local court today convicted two Maoists on charge of killing 29 security personnel by trigerring a land mine blast in Jharkhand.

Justice SS Kazmi has fixed March 14 as date for awarding punishment.These Maoists belonging to the CPI(Maoist)were identified as Sahdeo Mahto and William Marandi.While Mahto was arrested from Manoharpur in West Singhbhum district,Marandi was nabbed from Odisha.

On march 8,2004,29 security personnel were killed in the land mine blast at a remote place falling under Gua police station in West Singhbhum district.Among them,28 of them had died on the spot,one Inspector had died on the way to hospital.

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