MYSURU: A local court here on Thursday granted conditional bail to K Marigowda, a close confidant of Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, in a case filed by former Mysuru Deputy Commissioner C Shikha.
The bail was granted against `1 lakh bond and surety by two government employees. Further, he was asked to sign at Nazarbad police station once in 15 days and warned against destroying evidence. However, he may have to wait in jail for one more day as his counsel is expected to get the certified copy of the bail only on Friday.
Marigowda had intimidated C Shikha at Government Guest House on June 2 when she had been there as per the protocol to receive the chief minister. Shikha had filed a case with Nazarbad police the same night. Marigowda who went into hiding since then, surrendered before the police on August 1 only after the High Court asked him to do so while denying bail.
Meanwhile, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah disowned Marigowda saying that he was not his close associate and is just a Congress worker.