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Odishatv Bureau

Cuttack: In a major relief to Tapan Saha, main accused in R. Vineel Krishna abduction case, the Orissa High Court on Friday granted bail to him.

On May 24, a local court in Odisha had recommended life imprisonment for two people including Saha accused of kidnapping R Vineel Krishna, a former collector, five years ago.

Additional district judge of Malkangiri had found Maoist tribal woman Marri Kussi, or 'Divya', and village-level government worker Saha guilty of conspiring and kidnapping Krishna, the then collector of Malkangiri, in 2011.

The court had acquitted a third arrested on account of lack of evidence.

Krishna and a junior engineer were abducted by a group of left wing extremists while visiting a village to check the progress of a development work.

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