Mumbai scribe booked under Official Secrets Act gets bail
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Last Updated: Saturday, May 21, 2011, 22:55
  
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 Act.

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.

PTI


First Published: Saturday, May 21, 2011, 22:55


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