Report; Manoj Kanta Dash,Pranya Panda,Odishabarta
Berhampur,18/05/19:Odisha’s top Maoist leader Sabyasachi Panda has been sentenced to life imprisonment in connection with 2014 case (case no 127/14) under Bada Bazar Police limits in Berhampur.
As per the case History the self-styled Maoist leader Sunil alias Sabyasachi Panda, who made it into the international headlines in 2012 abduction of two Italian tourists, has been sentenced to life imprisonment under Section 121 of the IPC.Panda was wanted in over 135 criminal cases.
Today Additional District Judge (1) pronounced the verdict after taking into consideration 15 witnesses and police records.
The Berhampur police had arrested the 48-year-old fugitive rebel after raiding a hideout near Mangalabarm Peta under Bada Bazar Police limit in Berhampur City on July 17, 2014. Since then he was at the Berhampur jail.
Earlier, Panda was acquit in as many as 52 cases and was convicted in only one case.
As per public prosecutor Gyanendra Jena, Sabyasachi was sentenced to life imprisonment under IPC section 121.