HC defers verdict on Mahima’s bail in Press Chhak bombing case
Cuttack: Orissa High Court on Friday deferred the verdict on the bail plea of business tycoon Mahimananda Mishra in the 2013 Press Chhak bombing case.
The court heard arguments on the bail plea of the Odisha Stevedores Limited (OSL) Chief over the bombing case, but deferred its verdict to June 20 as the government lawyer sought more time to present his side.
It is alleged that Mishra orchestrated the murderous attack on lawyer Abhay Bhatt in 2013 over a land dispute. Mishra’s aide Ganesh Sahoo had hurled bombs at Bhatt at Press Chhak in September 2013, the prosecution has alleged.
On the other hand, Mishra’s close aide and a co-accused in the Seaways Shipping General Manager Mahendra Swain’s murder case, Basanta Kumar Bal, was granted bail today.
The court had granted conditional bail to Mahima in the sensatioaln Mahendra Swain murder case earlier.
The duo was arrested on December 25 from Bangkok on charges of conspiring to murder Swain in Paradip on October 26, last year.