Additional District and Session Judge RK Tosh on Thursday sentenced all the eight persons convicted in killing of VHP leader and Hindu seer Laxmanananda Saraswati and four of his followers to life imprisonment.
On Monday and Tuesday, the court convicted the eight accused persons, Duryodhan Sonamajhi, Munda Badamajhi, Bijay Kumar Sanseth, Budhadev Naik, Bhaskar Sunamajhi of Katiguda, Sanatana Badamajhi, Garanath Chalanseth and Maoist Uday and P Ramarao on charges of committing criminal trespass, murder, criminal conspiracy and possession of illegal arms.
Besides announcing the life imprisonment, the Judge asked Duryadhan Sunamajhi, Munda Babamajhi, Uday and P Ramarao to pay a fine of ` ten thousand each and the other five ` eight thousand each. In default of paying the fine amount, the accused will serve another one year and six months of rigorous imprisonment.
During hearing of sentence the public prosecutor argued for death sentence for Uday and P Ramarao saying that it was the rarest of rare 5s iphone cases life proof box. But the court did not accept his argument and passed the sentence for life imprisonment. The case was tried for last four and a half years in the fast track court No 2 and after abolition of the on April 1, 2013, it was transferred to the Additional District Judge Court. In this case, the prosecution examined 35 witnesses to establish the case. In 35-page judgment, the court found the accused guilty.
As a precautionary measure, six platoons of police in the town and another seven platoons in sensitive areas of the district were deployed. While checking of vehicles and night patrolling were intensified, dog squad and bomb diffusing squad were kept on alert during the day, said a senior police officer.