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Collector kidnap: Bail plea of 4 Maoists rejected

Source: PTI
February 19, 2011 21:03 IST
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A court on Saturday rejected the bail plea of four senior Maoist leaders and their associates whose release was demanded by Naxal abductors of Malkangiri District Collector RV Krishna and a junior engineer. The plea for similar relief for another person, whose freedom was also demanded by Maoists, was posted for hearing on Monday.

The bail pleas of Maoist Gantiprasad, who is charged in about 100 cases in Andhra Pradesh and Orissa, Padma, wife of a senior Maoist leader, and her associates Mukul Kulditia and Runei Taringi were rejected by a court in Koraput.

P K Karna, additional district judge of the fast track court in Malkangiri fixed Monday for hearing the bail application of Srinivas Sriramulu, a most wanted Maoist in Andhra Pradesh arrested in July 2007 from Kalimela area.

Former chief of Revolutionary Writers Association, Sriramulu had been lodged in Malkangiri jail except for a few months when he was taken to Andhra Pradesh in connection with some cases against him in the neighbouring state. He was acquitted in four cases by a Malkangiri court while hearing in another was on.

The bail plea of Padma was rejected by sub-divisional judicial magistrate in Koraput. Padma is facing charges, including waging war against the state and criminal conspiracy. He was apprehended along with Mukul and Runei when they had visited Koraput in November last year.

Gantiprasad was arrested separately by Orissa police in November, 2010, from Srikakulum in Andhra Pradesh and three others in the same month in Koraput.

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