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Orissa collector kidnap case: Maoist prisoner Srimalu gets bail

Posted by ajadhind on February 22, 2011

source – toi

NEW DELHI: Maoist prisoner Srivinas Srimalu was released from Malkangiri jail on Tuesday. Maoists were demanding Srimalu’s release in exchange for Orissa district collector R V Krishna.

Srimalu had filed a bail application in the district fast track court on February 19. Srimalu was among the seven prisoners the Maoists want released in return for the district collector and junior engineer Pabitra Majhi.

Additional District Judge of the Fast Track Court P K Karna granted bail to Srinivasulu in a case involving criminal conspiracy and sedition charges on a bond of Rs 25,000 and surety of equal amount.

Sriramulu had been lodged in Malkangiri jail since 2007. In the last four years, he had been tried in six cases. All the cases resulted in his acquittal.

“After six successive acquittals, in September 2009, he was implicated in a case dating back to July 2007. The FIR of the incident did not name him. It simply said unnamed Maoists. Our contention is that he has been falsely implicated in this case, and so we are seeking bail,” said Ram Patnaik, Sriramulu’s lawyer.

Meanwhile, Maoist-chosen mediators held discussions with hardcore Naxal leader Ganti Prasadam on the release of the abducted Malkangiri district collector and an engineer and said they were hopeful of resolution of the six-day crisis “very soon, may be today”.

District collector R V Krishna and junior engineer Pabitra Manjhi were taken hostage by Maoists while they were inspecting development schemes in Jantapai village last week.

The bail plea of Maoist leader Ganti Prasadam, facing charges in about 100 cases in Andhra Pradesh and Orissa, Padma, wife of a senior Maoist leader, and three others would be taken up in the Orissa high court tomorrow.

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2 Responses to “Orissa collector kidnap case: Maoist prisoner Srimalu gets bail”

  1. What a rubbish! I have ever seen such type of miss and wrong informed news. Srinivasulu may got the bail but immediatley he hasbeen arrested for another case Attack on arbinda dhali( exministers) house in malkangiri on same IPC sections of seditions and waging war against nation, etc. And in relation to ganti prasadam’s case in orissa there is only one case against him i.e Semiliguda case no 78/23-11-2011, in which 4 others, padma, Ishwari, gokulaya are accused. Kindly crosscheck before publishing these type of news.- Vande Maataram

  2. ajadhind said

    sure sir,
    thanks for information. Since we dont have much sources sometimes we have rely on mainstream media.
    with regards,
    ajadhind

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