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Nagpur lynching: Five women get bail

August 18, 2004 16:19 IST

Just hours after they were remanded to judicial custody for a day, five women, allegedly involved in the lynching of notorious gangster Akku Yadav in Nagpur on August 13, were released on bail by a district judge.

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Public Prosecutor Prasant Sathianathan did not oppose their bail plea.

Earlier in the day, Judicial Magistrate First Class R N Mehre had remanded the women -- Anjane Bai, Leela, Bhagiradi Bai, Savita and Pinki -- to judicial custody.

Akku Yadav was lynched by a mob led by chilli-powder wielding women in a courtroom.

The accused are all residents of the Kasturba Nagar, where Akku Yadav had unleashed a rein of terror.

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