Orissa HC grants anticipatory bail to former cop

Cuttack: Orissa High Court has granted anticipatory bail to former Nimapada police station inspector Bimal Kumar Naik who has been on the run ever since he escaped from the clutches of state vigilance sleuths on January 6 this year.

Justice S C Parija allowed the tainted police officer's bail yesterday asking him to surrender before the JMFC court in Nimapada.

The magisterial court has been directed to release the applicant on bail after fixing whatever conditions the lower court deem proper.

The High Court, however, refused to allow the advance bail of the cop in the vigilance case he has been booked for.

Instead, the cop on the run has been asked to surrender before the special vigilance court of Bhubaneswar within two weeks and the vigilance court in turn, has been asked to dispose off the bail application of the cop on the same day of surrender.