Rourkela: A fast-track court here has
acquitted all the 30 tribals accused in the murder of Koida
police sub-inspector, Ajit Bardhan, in 2009 due to lack of
Additional District and Session Judge (Fast track) G B
Patnaik in his verdict yesterday acquitted 30 accused in
the absence of any evidence.
The court had examined 15 witnesses including ten
independent witnesses during trial.
According to prosecution, 30 tribals mostly from
Silipunji, Chandiposh, Champajharan and Bhalupali villages
under Banki police statin were booked for the killing of Ajit
Bardhan on July 17, 2009.
The tribals were branded as Maoists by the police and
booked under several sections of IPC and the Arms Act.