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Orissa HC grants bail to former minister Kamala Das

Former minister Kamala Das, who was sentenced to a jail term for corruption, was on Thursday granted bail by the Orissa High Court.



Cuttack: Former minister Kamala Das, who
was sentenced to a jail term for corruption, was on Thursday granted
bail by the Orissa High Court.
Adjudicating an appeal by Das, a single-judge
comprising Justice B P Ray granted her regular bail which
means in the event of her arrest she would be released on
bail.

Das, a medical practitioner-turned-politician had
challenged the vigilance court verdict and declared that she
was innocent.
The Bhubaneswar-based vigilance court had convicted
her and sentenced her to rigorous imprisonment for two years
and fined her Rs 4000.

Das had allegedly obtained financial benefits of Rs 2
crore by abusing her official position as minister about nine
years ago in supply of iron fortified salt under Supplementary
Nutritional Programme and mid-day meal scheme.

PTI

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