22 January 2020
Cuttack: The Orissa High Court today granted an interim bail to Patnagarh parcel bomb blast accused, Punjilal Meher to conduct the post-funeral rites of his mother. Meher, a former English lecturer was granted four-day bail from January 24 to 28.
The HC has directed Meher not to speak to media and report to the local IIC if he visits outside the district. Meher was arrested by the Crime Branch on April 25, 2018 and has been lodged in the jail for two years.
Meher has been released against two sureties of Rs 50,000 each, by as many bailors. In the order today, the HC also directed Meher to surrender before the trial court on January 28 by 11 AM. Earlier, he was released on parole to conduct the last rites of his mother on January 12.