2 get RI in Kandhamal riot case

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 16, 2010 - 23:30

Phulbani: A Fast Track court here on Tuesday sentenced 2 persons to 4 -year rigorous imprisonment each after finding them guilty in a house burning incident during 2008 communal riot in Orissa`s Kandhamal district.

Fast track court judge C R Das, however, acquitted 27 others in the case due to lack of evidence.

The incident took place on August 28, 2008, at Biraguda village under Phiringia police station area. The tribals allegedly set afire six houses of the village after the killing of VHP leader Laxamananda Saraswati.
A total of 29 persons were arrested in connection with the arson case.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, November 16, 2010 - 23:30

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