JMM leader released from jail

Baripada: JMM Odisha president Sudam Marandi along with 29 others were released from jail today after spending 27 days in the custody.

Additional District Judge Asant Kumar Das granted bail to Marandi and remaining 29 activists who were booked under Arms Act. Marandi along with other activists were released on Rs 20,000 property securities each.

Marandi was arrested with 98 JMM activists on November 23 over an alleged scuffle with ruling BJD workers at Baripada bus stand.

Earlier on December 14, the district sessions judge had granted bail to 68 JMM activists and released.