New Delhi: An alleged woman member of banned
left-wing extremists outfit Communist Party of India (Maoist),
arrested along with her husband Gopal Mishra for their links
with the outlawed organisation, has been granted bail by the
Delhi High Court.
Mishra`s wife Kanchan Mishra was granted bail by Justice
Mukta Gupta on a personal bond of Rs one lakh with two
sureties of the same amount.
"In the facts and circumstances of the case, I deem it fit
to grant bail to the petitioner (Kanchan). It is, therefore,
directed that Kanchan be released on bail on her furnishing a
personal bond in the sum of Rs one lakh with two sureties of
the like amount, subject to the satisfaction of the trial
court," said Justice Gupta.
The court enlarged Kanchan Mishra on bail stipulating that
she would not leave the capital without court`s permission.
Gopal Mishra, who is behind bars since April 27, 2010,
along with his wife, was ordered to be put on trial by a Delhi
court in July 2011, under the country`s anti-terror law.
Seeking bail, Kanchan`s counsel told the court that all
the alleged incriminating articles, including the documents
and laptop, was recovered from her husband or from their
house, and possession of the same cannot be attributed to her.
The trial court had framed charges against the couple for
allegedly having links with the CPI (Maoist) and committing
various offences under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention)
Act, saying the documents recovered from them "lay emphasis"
on capturing political power through armed rebellion.
Gopal, 44, was arrested by Special Cell of Delhi police
on April 26, 2010 from Shahdara in East Delhi here and was
found carrying various documents and a CD containing material
related to CPI (Maoist). His wife Kanchan was arrested a day
The prosecution had claimed that during interrogation,
Gopal revealed that he is an active member and city organiser
for Delhi region of CPI (Maoist) and his task is to motivate
people to join the banned outfit.
The prosecution had also said Gopal and his wife used to
visit colleges here to hold meetings and seminars and to
distribute literatures on Maoist ideology among youths.
According to the charge sheet, incriminating materials,
including a laptop, CDs, DVDs, pen drives, bulk printed and
electronic material related to CPI (Maoist) ideology, working
and activities, were recovered from their house.
The trial court, while framing charges against the
accused, had said the documents recovered from their
possession includes the details of the banned outfit`s
activities not only in Delhi but also in Bihar, Jharkhand,
Chhattisgarh, including the Danthewada jail break incident in