NEW DELHI: Kolkata based scientist Partha Sarthy Roy has been released from jail. He was in jail for the last ten days after police picked him up during an agitation against slum eviction.
Roy, who was arrested during an anti-eviction movement at Nonadanga on the EM Bypass earlier this month, was on Tuesday granted bail by the Alipore court in Kolkata.
Roy was arrested along with 68 others including the pro-Maoist Matangini Mahila Samiti Secretary Debolina Chakraborty.
Noam Chomsky had been among those who had demanded the release of Roy, alumnus of the Indian Institute of Sciences, Bangalore, and a faculty of Kolkata's Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, a premiere institute for development of basic sciences.