Judgement on ultra sought by Maoist abductors tomorrow

Last Updated: Monday, February 21, 2011 - 16:00

Malkangiri (Orissa): A fast track court
here would pronounce its judgement on Tuesday on the bail plea
of Sriramulu Srinivasulu, one of the Maoist leaders whose
release is being demanded by abductors of Malkangiri District
Collector RV Krishna and Junior Engineer Pabitra Majhi.

After hearing the bail plea of Srinivasulu, who was
produced before the court, Additional District Judge of the
Fast Track Court PK Karna posted the judgement to be
pronounced on Tuesday.

The Maoist leader, who was arrested in July 2007 from
Kalimela area, filed his bail application before the fast
track court on February 19. The judge had then posted the
hearing for today.

A former chief of Revolutionary Writers Association,
he had been lodged in Malkangiri jail except for a few months
when he was taken to neighbouring Andhra Pradesh in connection
with some cases against him there.

Srinivasulu has been acquitted in four cases by
Malkangiri court, while hearing in another case was going on.

The bail pleas of Maoist Ganti Prasadam, who is
charged in about 100 cases in Andhra Pradesh and Orissa,
Padma, wife of a senior Maoist leader, and her associates
Mukul Kulditia and Runei Taringi were rejected by the
sub-divisional judicial magistrate`s court in Koraput on
February 19.

Padma was apprehended along with Mukul and Runei when
they visited Koraput in November last year.

Ganti Prasadam was arrested separately by Orissa
police in November 2010 from Srikakulum in Andhra Pradesh and
three others in the same month in Koraput.

Maoist-chosen mediator Prof G Hargopal said releasing
Naxal leaders like Ganti Prasadam could play a significant
role in negotiations with Maoists for the release of the
District Collector and the engineer who were abducted from
Chitrakonda area in Malkangiri district on February 16.

PTI



First Published: Monday, February 21, 2011 - 16:00

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