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Gopalpur MLA Pradeep Panigrahy Files Fresh Bail Plea

Bhubaneswar: A day after the Sub-Divisional Judicial Magistrate (SDJM) here rejected the bail plea of expelled Biju Janata Dal leader and Gopalpur MLA Pradeep Panigrahy, he filed a fresh bail petition in the District & Sessions Judge Court, Khurda, on Friday.

While the District Court is yet to pronounce its order, Panigrahy is currently lodged at Jharpada Special Jail after the SDJM court rejected his bail and sent him to 14-day judicial custody on Thursday.

Must Read: Pradeep Panigrahy’s Bail Plea Rejected, Sent To Judicial Custody

Panigrahy was arrested on Thursday evening by the Crime Branch on charges of collecting money on behalf of tainted IFS officer Abhay Kant Pathak’s son, Akash, falsely promising people for providing job in Tata company.

IFS officer Abhay, who was arrested by the Vigilance on November 27, for having assets disproportionate to his known sources of income, has also moved the Orissa High Court on Friday challenging the rejection of his bail plea by Special Vigilance Court, Bhubaneswar.

Must Read: Arrested IFS Officer Abhay Pathak Moves Orissa High Court For Bail

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