Orissa HC rejects bail of top Maoist leader Asutosh

Last Updated: Saturday, March 12, 2011 - 00:08

Cuttack: The Orissa High Court on Friday
rejected the bail application of top Maoist leader Asutosh
Soren who was arrested for his alleged role in the Nayagarh
armoury loot case of February 2008.

Justice CR Dash refused to grant bail to Asutosh
stating that some arms looted from the armoury were traced in
possession of the bail applicant who was arrested by Rourkela
police just about a year after the sensational Nayagarh
incident.

"I am not inclined to grant bail to the applicant on
the basis of materials available on records and the quantum of
punishment prescribed for the charges on which the bail
applicant was booked," Justice Dash said in his order.

Asutosh was booked by the police on charges under
section 396 (dacoity with murder), 436 (mischief with fire or
explosive substances with an intent to destroy house etc),
121-A (conspiracy to wage war against the government) and 132
(abetment of mutiny) of IPC.

PTI

"I am not inclined to grant bail to the applicant on
the basis of materials available on records and the quantum of
punishment prescribed for the charges on which the bail
applicant was booked," Justice Dash said in his order.

Asutosh was booked by the police on charges under
section 396 (dacoity with murder), 436 (mischief with fire or
explosive substances with an intent to destroy house etc),
121-A (conspiracy to wage war against the government) and 132
(abetment of mutiny) of IPC.

PTI

First Published: Saturday, March 12, 2011 - 00:08

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