Patnagarh Parcel Blast: Accused Punjilal Meher moves Orissa High Court for bail

KalingaTV News Network

Cuttack: The sensational Patnagarh wedding gift parcel blast case accused Punjilal Meher has moved to the Orissa High Court seeking bail.

Counsel of Meher, Srimat Kumar Panigrahi had earlier expressed his willingness to move to the higher court after the Court of Additional District Judge (ADJ), Bolangir rejected the accused’s bail plea in the case on June 1.

Meher has been found guilty under Sections 302 and 307 of IPC along with Explosive Offences Act after he carried out a revenge attack on the family of Sanjukta Sahu, Principal, Jyoti Vikash Junior College of Bhainsa in Bolangir over a job related dispute on February 23. Meher sent a ‘release bomb’ prepared on his own and packed in the form of a ‘marriage gift parcel’ by courier from Raipur in Chhattisgarh to Sanjukta’s home on the occasion of her son Soumya Sekhar’s marriage.

While Sanjukta’s mother-in-law Jemamani died in the explosion which took place during the opening of the parcel, Soumya and his wife Rimarani sustained injury and were rushed to hospital on the day of the incident. However, Soumya succumbed later.

Meher is currently lodged at the Patnagarh Sub Jail and the case is sub judice.

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