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Abhijit Iyer Mitra released from Odisha jail

Press Trust of India  |  Bhubaneswar 

Delhi-based Mitra was Thursday released from the jail after he was granted by two courts in and

The freedom for Abhijit came a day after the Orissa High Court granted him yesterday. He was released from judicial custody after 44 days.

Abhijit was granted conditional by the Court of the Judicial Magistrate First Class (JMFC) at in district and the (SDJM), Bhubaneswar, in district earlier in the day.

Both the courts granted bail to Abhijit with a personal bond of Rs 20,000 each and on condition that he would never resort to anti-remarks in the future.

The Orissa High Court, while granting bail to Abhijit on Monday, had ruled that the two lower courts can grant bail to him on conditions.

Abhijit was arrested on October 23 on the basis of two FIRs filed against his name for allegedly passing derogatory remarks against Odisha, its people, Temple and Lord Jagannath.

Abhijit left for the Biju Patnaik International Airport from the Capital Hospital, where he was undergoing treatment since Sunday.

The government on December 4 had accepted the appeal of Abhijit and decided not to accord sanction of his prosecution.

Abhijit was admitted to the here on December 2 after he complained of acute stomach ache.

Abhijit's said that his client would proceed to Chennai to meet his mother.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Thu, December 06 2018. 23:00 IST