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Odisha: Maoist Leader Sabyasachi Panda Acquitted In Two Cases

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20 February 2019


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Rayagada: The court of Additional District Judge (ADJ), Gunupur in Rayagada district on Tuesday acquitted top Maoist leader Sabyasachi Panda in two separate cases due to lack of evidence.

Reportedly, ADJ Nisith Nisank acquitted Panda of all charges in one paddy theft case and abduction of a Works Department's Junior Engineer case.

Panda had been accused of stealing paddy cultivated by one Loknath Panigrahi at Dimiriguda under Gudari police limits in the district. Further, he had been accused of kidnapping JE Biswanath Sahu and his associate in 2001.

After his acquittal, the court directed Panda to depose before it again on March 18 and 19 for hearing on various other cases against him.

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