Soon after his bail petition was allowed, Sharkel was released from Choudwar jail here.
Justice D P Choudhury admitted the petition during the day and issued notice to Sharkel asking him to file the counters.
The Congress leader had surrendered before police last year soon after the Jagatsinghpur superintendent of police issued an executive order of lookout notice against him.
Pleading innocence in the case, he had filed bail applications, which were, however, turned down by two lower courts in the district.
The high court also adjourned the hearing of the bail petition of businessman Mahimananda Mishra to Friday next when public prosecutor Janmejaya Katakia sought some more time from the court to study the case.
Although the case was closed the next year, Mishra was booked by the city police in January after he was arrested by the Paradip police in the Swain murder case.
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