The Orissa High Court today allowed the anticipatory bail application of BJD MLA Debesh Acharya, booked by police in connection with alleged involvement in the attack on the convoy of two Union ministers in June.
A single bench of Justice Debabrata Das granted the bail to the ruling party legislator from Baragarh who was booked under section 307 (attempt to murder) and section 506 (criminal intimidation) of IPC in the case.
The convoy of Union Textile Minister Santosh Gangwar, cabinet colleague Sadvi Niranjana Jyoti, former Jharkhand chief minister Arjun Munda and several other BJP leaders were attacked by a group of BJD supporters at Baragarh on June 24.
While the state government has ordered for an administrative inquiry into the incident, police have registered a case booking several BJD leaders under different sections of IPC.
The high court till date has granted advance bail to at least six of the accused persons, including the MLA’s brother Sambit.
( Source – PTI )