Mrunal Manmay Dash

Cuttack: An Odisha court on Thursday granted bail to suspended IFS officer Abhay Kant Pathak's son Akash in connection with a fraud case registered at Golanthara police station in Ganjam district.

As per reports, the interim judgment was handed over by the ADJ-2 in exchange of a security bond of Rs 50,000 and two guarantors.

However, the judge rejected Akash's bail in another case lodged against him at the same police station.

In a related development, a two judge bench of Orissa High Court led by the Chief Justice granted permission to Akash to meet his lawyer in the jail where the former is currently lodged.

The bench further directed the State government to furnish an affidavit with the Court on the reformative measures taken to safeguard the fundamental rights of the under trial prisoners lodged in various jails across the State.

(Edited By Pradeep Singh)