Seven sentenced for Kandhamal riots

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 29, 2012 - 21:29

Phulbani: A Fast Track Court
Wednesday sentenced seven people to rigorous imprisonment for
three years for involvement in the 2008 riots in Odisha`s
Kandhamal district.

Additional Sessions Judge of Fast Track Court-I,
Sobhan Kumar Dash, convicted the seven people for setting
houses on fire and rioting with deadly weapons at Biringia in
Tumudibandha area during the riots.

In three other cases the court acquitted 12 accused
of violence in the district in December, 2007 and
August-September, 2008 due to lack of evidence.

In another case, the judge acquitted 5 arrested for
burning houses and rioting in Dasaguda village under Tikabali
police station on August 26, 2008.

He also acquitted two others of Gadaguda village under
Tikabali police station on September 30 2008 for want of
evidence.

PTI



First Published: Wednesday, February 29, 2012 - 21:29
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