132 convicted in Kandhamal riot cases: Naveen

At least 132 persons had so far been convicted in different cases related to 2008 communal violence in Orissa`s Kandhamal district, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said today.

Bhubaneswar: At least 132 persons had so
far been convicted in different cases related to 2008 communal
violence in Orissa`s Kandhamal district, Chief Minister Naveen
Patnaik said today.

While replying a question in the assembly, Patnaik
said that 38 persons were killed in the communal violence.

On the involvement of any person or organisation,
Patnaik, who is also in charge of home department, said that
24 activists belonging to Bajrang Dal and VHP were arrested
and lodged at jails.

-PTI

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