Seventy five persons were acquitted and one person was convicted in four cases related to communal riots in Kandhamal district, which were decided by two Fast Track Courts of Phulbani on Thursday. Fast Track Court I of Phulbani convicted one person for his involvement in arson and rioting at Bakingia village under Raikia police station on August 26, 2008.

According to the lawyer for prosecution he was punished with five years imprisonment. In another case of rioting and arson at Belangasuga village of Phiringia police station area on August 25, 2008, two accused were acquitted due to lack of evidence by Fast Track Court I. The Fast Track Court II of Phulbani decided two cases in which all the accused were acquitted.