Pradeep Pattanayak

Khordha MLA Prashant Jagdev has been granted interim bail for three days - June 9, 10 and 11. The Additional District Judge Court-1 of Khordha granted the bail to the newly elected BJP legislator. 

He has been granted bail on 3 grounds including, participation in the last rites of his nephew, attending the swearing-in ceremony of the new government and on health grounds.

Prashant was arrested on the charges of toppling an Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) during the third phase of polling held in Odisha on May 25. His arrest had triggered great furore with the BJP accusing the BJD of hatching a conspiracy against him. The BJP workers even went on to gherao Khordha Sub-Collector’s office, demanding his immediate release. 

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Earlier, Khordha Additional District Sessions Judge-2 had rejected Prashant’s bail plea. Prashant’s lawyer Pitambar Acharya had then brought serious allegations that his client had been treated like a criminal.

“We had sought one month’s bail on three grounds. One was his oath-taking ceremony. The second one was on health grounds and the third one was to attend the death rituals of his nephew. Considering everything, the court has granted three days’ bail and directed him to surrender,” said Prashant’s advocate Prabhat Dash.

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