Four convicted for Kandhamal riots

A fast track court sentenced four persons to two years rigorous imprisonment and slapped a fine of Rs 2,500 on each of them for involvement in the Kandhamal riots of 2008.

Last Updated: Apr 08, 2011, 21:05 PM IST

Phulbani (Orissa): A fast track court on Friday sentenced four persons to two years rigorous
imprisonment and slapped a fine of Rs 2,500 on each of them
for involvement in the Kandhamal riots of 2008.

Additional sessions judge Chitta Ranjan Dash announced
the sentence after convicting them.

According to the prosecution, the four along with
others had torched the house of a member of the minority
Christian community, Ugrasen Digal, of Madinata village under
Balliguda police station on August 31, 2008 during the riots.

Digal had lodged an FIR with Balliguda police.

PTI