Koraput (Orissa): A court on Saturday acquitted
78 tribals belonging to Chasi Mulia Adivasi Sangh (CMAS) for
want of evidence in a case relating to destruction of
houses of non-tribals in Orissa`s Koraput district in 2009.
Additional District Judge (fast track) S Prabhakar Rao
of Jeypore acquitted the tribals who were chargesheeted for
their alleged involvement in destroying scores of non-tribal
homes at Podapodar village.
Sixty-six CMAS activists, arrested on the charge of
destroying a liquor shop at Laxmipur, were acquitted by a
Koraput court due to lack of evidence yesterday.