Thursday, August 25, 2005

Court grants bail to former naxal

A court here today granted bail to former naxalite emissary Varavara Rao, who was arrested on August 19 following re-imposition of ban on CPI (Maoist) and seven of its front organisations.

The eighth additional Chief Metoropolitan Magistrate Jagdishchandra Rao granted bail to Rao in a case pertaining to imposition of ban on Revolutionary Writers Association which was named as front organisation of Maoists. The case was booked under the provisions of A P Public Security Act.

Rao will, however, continue to be lodged in Chanchalguda jail here as he had been remanded to judicial custody by a court in Anantapur town till September 5 in connection with another case filed by police alleging that he had instigated the mob to attack a constable in the district.

Rao, who had played a key role as naxalite emissary in the peace talks last year, was arrested in the wee hours of August 19 under dramatic circumstances.

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