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Mumbai scribe booked under Official Secrets Act gets bail

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
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.


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

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