Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Naxal emissary Kalyan Rao gets bail

Hyderabad, Aug 24: A city court today granted bail to the president of the now-banned Revolutionary Writers Association, Kalyan Rao, who was arrested on August 19 following re-imposition of ban on CPI (Maoist) and seven of its front organisations.

The metropolitan court at Nampally granted bail to Rao in a case pertaining to his organisation's alleged links with Naxalite groups. 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 2 in connection with another case filed by the 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 on August 19 under dramatic circumstances while he was coming out of the Press Club after addressing a press conference. (Agencies)

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