Phulbani (Orissa): Eighteen persons were
convicted and 64 others acquitted by two fast track courts
here on Tuesday while disposing of eight cases related to Kandhamal
While fast track court-I judge S K Das acquitted all
the 40 accused persons in four different house burning
incidents during the 2008 riots, fast track court-II judge C R
Das convicted 18 persons and acquitted 24 others.
C R Das pronounced two years rigorous imprisonment
and fine of Rs 2,000 each to 10 persons accused of setting
fire to a church in Gamokia village under Baliguda police
station area on December 24, 2007.
One person was convicted and another acquitted by the
judge in a house burning case of August 28, 2008 at Gadringia
village under Tikabali police station. The man was sentenced
four years rigorous imprisonment and fine of Rs 6,500 for the
In case of another house burning incident at Batabahal
village under Gochhapada police station area, five persons
were convicted and eight others acquitted. The five persons
were sentenced four years of RI and Rs 6,500 fine.
While disposing another house burning case from
Raiguda village under Gochhapada police station, the judge
found two persons guilty and acquitted 15 others.
The convicted persons were sentenced two years of RI
and fine of Rs 2,500 each.