Gananatha Patra acquitted in abduction case
However, Patra who is currently lodged in Koraput jail, is facing charges of different nature in three other cases. Patra, advisor of Maoist-backed Chasi Mulia Adivasi Sangha (CMAS), is among the ultras and their sympathisers whose release has been demanded by the abductors of Puri-based 54-year-old Italian tour operator Paolo Bosusco.
Bosusco`s compatriot, Italian tourist Claudio Colangelo was released by Maoists on Sunday as a "goodwill gesture." Both had been abducted by the rebels while trekking in the forests of tribal-dominated Kandhamal district on March 14.