Five arrested, stated to be Maoists, acquitted

Malkangiri: Five persons, stated to be Maoists, who had been arrested in connection with the attack of an under construction power house, were on Tuesday acquitted by a Fast Track court in Malkangiri for lack of adequate evidence.

Additional District Judge of Fast Track Court, P K Karna acquitted the five persons, arrested in connection with the attack on an under construction power house in Gobindpalli area on February 22, 2009.

The five had been arrested on the basis of a complaint lodged with the police by the power company against 14 persons while the rest nine were still at large, according to the prosecution.

Extensive damage had been caused to the machinery, equipment, office building structures at the power house.

After examining the witnesses and other materials, the court acquitted all the five persons due to lack of adequate evidence.