Phulbani: A fast track court in
Orissa`s Kandhamal Friday sentenced three persons to rigorous imprisonment (RI) for three years for their involvement in rioting and arson in the December 2007 riots in the communally sensitive district.
Addition Session Judge Sobhan Kunar Das of the first
track Court No.1 convicted the trio to RI and also slapped a
fine of Rs 1,000 to each of the convicts in connection with
riots and torching of houses at Budurukia village under Raikia
police station on December 26, 2007.
The violence had its genesis in the attack and pelting
of stones on Christmas revellers at Barakhama in the district
on the previous day.
The incident had evoked largescale protest and spread
to other parts of the tribal-dominated district in which
three persons died.