HC grants conditional bail to 4 Maoists

Cuttack: Orissa High Court on Friday granted conditional bail to four Maoists whose release had been demanded by abductors of Malkangiri district collector R Vineel Krishna.

Justice C R Dash gave the conditional bail to Rosa Mandingi, Gokul Kudldipia, A Eswari and Kendula Sirisa alias Padma, wife of top Maoist leader Ramakrishna, and directed that it should be executed by the lower court with a bail bond of Rs 20,000 and two sureties each.

The High Court directed Rosa and Gokul, both residents of Orissa, to report before the investigating officer every 15 days in Koraput district and that they should not leave the district without his prior permission.

It also directed Orissa police to handover Eswari and Padma to Andhra Pradesh police within two days. The two were asked not to enter Orissa until they were summoned by the lower court (SDJM`s Court) at Jeypore in Koraput.

The High Court had granted bail to Maoist leader Ganti Prasad Rao alias Prasadam on the eve of release of abducted Malkangiri collector Krishna by the ultras on February 25.