Collector abduction: Orissa HC grants bail to 4 Maoists

Nine days after the release of Malkangiri collector R Vineel Krishna by Maoists, Orissa High Court on Friday granted conditional bail to four rebels whose release was demanded by the abductors.

Last Updated: Mar 04, 2011, 23:54 PM IST

Cuttack: Nine days after the release of
Malkangiri collector R Vineel Krishna by Maoists, Orissa High
Court on Friday granted conditional bail to four rebels whose
release was demanded by the abductors.

A single judge bench of Justice C R Dash granted
bail to Andaluri Eswari, Roja Mandingi and Gokul Kuldipia and
Kendula Sirisha alias Padma, wife of top Andhra Maoist leader
Ramakrishna, with certain stringent conditions even as Orissa
government counsel did not oppose their bail pleas.
The four were arrested by Orissa Police in Semiliguda
in Koraput district on November 13 last year when they were
trying to sneak in from Andhra Pradesh in a car.

The police who recovered Maoist literatures from their
possession booked them under charges of sedition and waging
war against the government.

While the HC directed that the bails would be executed
in SDJM court of Jeypore in Koraput district with a bail bond
of Rs 20,000 with two sureties each, Justice Dash imposed
separate conditions for Eswari and Padma, residents of Andhra
Pradesh.

Eswari, a native of Vishakhapatnam and Padma, a native
of Prakasham district of the neighbouring state, would be
handed over to Andhra Pradesh police within two days.

The HC also directed that the two could not enter into
Orissa except when they are summoned by the Orissa court.

For Orissa residents Roja and Gokul, the HC directed
that both shall report to the local police in every 15 days
and they shall not move out the police station area without
prior permission of the investigating police officer.

The high court had granted bail to Maoist intellectual
Ganti Prasad Rao alias Prasadam on the eve of release of
abducted Malkangiri collector Krishna on February 25.
PTI