Bikram, alias Arnab Dam, was in custody for over seven years for his alleged involvement in the February 15, 2010 attack on the EFR camp in Silda, West Midnapore district. It is considered to be the biggest strike by the Maoists in the state.
The petitioner will have to provide five local sureties of Rs 10,000 each, the bench directed.
Praying for bail, the lawyer for the accused submitted that he has been in custody for the last seven years since his arrest in 2012, but his trial has not yet been completed.
It was also submitted that Bikram is not the main accused in the case and that he has got bail in 24 other cases lodged against him.
Opposing the bail prayer, prosecution lawyers submitted that they have prayed before the lower court for holding the trial on a day-to-day basis and also claimed that several witnesses have already been examined.
At least 100 Maoists armed with sophisticated weapons had arrived on motorcycles and four-wheelers, exploded landmines near the Silda camp before barging inside with a volley of fire.
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