RI for 13 Radicals involved in Kandhamal riots

October 23, 2012 by  
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RI for 13 Radicals involved in Kandhamal riotsOdisha, October 22, 2012: Thirteen people have been sentenced to six years rigorous imprisonment by a fast track court for their involvement in 2008 Kandhamal riots.

The court of additional sessions Judge Sobhan Kumar Das pronounced the judgement yesterday and acquitted six others due to lack of evidence. The court also fined each convict 5,000 rupees.

The convicts would have to serve another six months in jail in case of non-payment of fine.

According to the prosecution, the convicts had torched houses of Christians in Salagduda during the riots in the aftermath of the killing of senior VHP leader Laxmananda Saraswati at his Jalaspeta ashram in the district.

– dnaindia



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