CUTTACK: The Orissa High Court on Friday granted bail to Arindam alias Bapi Sarkhel, the key accused in the December 14, 2011, clash at Bose Callis Point in Posco project site near Paradip which claimed one life.
The single-judge Bench of Justice SC Parija has directed that the petitioner be released on bail on such terms and conditions that may be fixed by the trial court __ Judicial Magistrate First Class, Kujang. Sarkhel, owner of the construction firm engaged for construction of controversial coastal road linking Paradip with the proposed Posco steel plant site, was arrested from Chhattisgarh on December 23. Police had registered two cases against him for instigating trouble at the site and launching attack on anti-Posco agitators through his goons.
The additional district sessions judge had earlier rejected his bail petition.