05 September 2019
Rayagada: The Rayagada CJM-cum-Assistant Session Judge court on Thursday acquitted Maoist leader Sabyasachi Panda in one more case due to lack of evidence.
Reportedly, police had filed a chargesheet against Panda mentioning his involvement in an exchange of fire incident between Maoists and security forces at Lingaguda under Chandili police limits of the district in 2002.
Statement of witnesses in a police van explosion incident, which had occured near Majhighariani Institute of Technology and Science (MITS) in the year 2002, was also recorded today. Next hearing of the case will be held on September 16.
Earlier this year, Panda had been acquitted in two cases including looting paddy crops from a person’s farmland at Dimiriguda village in 2001 and abducting a Works Department’s Junior Engineer in 2004.