etair adharmo vijñatah
sthanam dandasya yujyate
dandam arhanti karinah
Translation by His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada:
The candidates for punishment are those who are confirmed by these many witnesses to have deviated from their prescribed regulative duties. Everyone engaged in fruitive activities is suitable to be subjected to punishment according to his sinful acts.