BENGALURU: The High Court on Monday granted conditional bail to Arminda Caranton Dela Cruz aka Mindy, who claimed to be a spy for the National Bureau of Investigation, Philippines.
Justice L Narayanaswamy imposed certain conditions while allowing the bail petition of Arminda (45).
The conditions state that she should furnish Rs 50,000 as bond and a surety for the same amount. She should also mark attendance in the jurisdictional police station every second Sunday between 9 am and 5 pm for six months.
Justice Narayanaswamy also directed Arminda not to threaten the prosecution witness and attend the court without fail on all days, except unavoidable circumstances.
While granting bail, Justice Narayanaswamy observed that passport, cash, laptop and the weighing machine recovered from Arminda’s house would not help the purpose of Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act.
In the bail petition, Arminda claimed that she was a spy working for NBI and her job was to collect information about drug peddlers. She had produced an identity card to support her claim.
She was residing in BEML Layout in K R Puram. The main accused in the case, who was arrested, told the police that she had ordered for cocaine.
The police searched her house and detained her. She was then sent to judicial custody at Central Prison, Parappana Agrahara.
HC Slams KIADB Over BMIC Compensation
The High Court on Monday slammed the Karnataka Industrial Areas Development Board (KIADB) for not paying compensation to the owners after acquiring their land for the Bangalore-Mysore Infrastructure Corridor (BMIC) Project to be executed by Nandi Infrastructure Corridor Enterprises (NICE).
Hearing petitions, the division bench of acting Chief Justice Subhro Kamal Mukherjee and Justice B V Nagarathna directed the KIADB to pass the consent award to release payment to petitioners within a fortnight.
The petitioners — Doddayellamma, Honnamma, Puttamma, Narayana, Muniraju, Manjunatha, Kemparaju and Kumari — residents of Gonipura in Kengeri hobli, filed the writ petition against the secretary, Industries and Commerce, Special Land Acquisition Officer, KIADB, and NICE.
The court turned down the argument of state and KIADB that the payment is yet to be made because the issue is pending in the Supreme Court.