Two accused of being Maoists acquitted by court

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 6, 2011 - 14:19

Rourkela: Two persons accused of being
Maoists involved in a murder case were acquitted by a
fast-track court here for lack of evidence.

Debendra Samal and Belen Barla were arrested along
with 20 others branding them as Maoists in connection with the
killing of one Rabindra Oram of Swayamba village under K
Balang police station in Sundargarh district on March 18,
2009.

In the judgement pronounced on Monday, the judge
Gopabandhu Patnaik acquitted the duo after finding no evidence
against them in the crime.

Altogether 22 persons including Samal and Barla had
been prosecuted in the murder case. Of them, 20 were earlier
acquitted by a trial court recently.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, December 6, 2011 - 14:19

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