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Hardcore Maoist, 12 others acquitted in dacoity case

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 16, 2011 - 19:34

Malkangiri: Hardcore Maoist
Sriramulu Srinivasalu, whose release had been demanded by
abductors of Malkangiri district collector R V Krishna, and 12
others were acquitted in a dacoity case by a Fast Track court
on Wednesday.

Additional District Judge of the Fast Track Court P K
Karna acquitted Andhra Pradesh based rebel Srinivasalu and 12
others in a case involving dacoity in a house in MV-72 village
in July, 2007.

The acquittal order was pronounced in view of lack of
sufficient evidence after examination of 17 witnesses,
Srinivasalu`s counsel R P Panaik said.

Srinivasalu, who is currently lodged in Malkangiri
jail, would continue to be in prison as another case involving
attack on police personnel was pending against him, he said.

The ultra, who was among the Maoists whose release had
been demanded by the abductors of Krishna and junior engineer
Pabitra Majhi, had got bail in another case on February 22.

The Maoist leader, who was arrested in July 2007 from
Bariguda forest in Kalimela area of Malkangiri dsitrict,
happened to be former chief of Revolutionary Writers
Association. He had earlier been acquitted in four cases by
Malkangiri court.


First Published: Wednesday, March 16, 2011 - 19:34

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