The scribe, Tarakant Dwivedi alias Akela, was arrested
on May 18 for his article in Mumbai Mirror on how the weapons,
purchased after the 26/11 terror attacks, were rotting in the
armoury due to water leakage in monsoon.
The court released Akela on a personal bond of Rs 10,000
accepting the defence argument of bail.
The journalist was earlier booked on charges of trespass
and related non-bailable sections under the Official Secrets
Act. It was for the first time that a journalist was arrested
under the Official Secrets Act.
Local scribes had registered a strong protest against
Akela's arrest and sought his immediate release.
Mumbai: A local magistrate's court on Saturday
granted bail to a city-based journalist arrested by the
Government Railway Police (GRP) under the Official Secrets
First Published: Saturday, May 21, 2011, 22:55