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Sanyal unlikely to get relief,facing trial for looting arms

The bail granted by the Supreme Court to Narayan Sanyal,convicted by a Raipur court for sedition,may not bring him any relief as the 78-year-old has already been shifted to Giridih in Jharkhand and is facing trial in an armoury loot case

Written by Ashutosh Bhardwaj | Raipur | Published: May 8, 2012 12:47 am

The bail granted by the Supreme Court to Narayan Sanyal,convicted by a Raipur court for sedition,may not bring him any relief as the 78-year-old has already been shifted to Giridih in Jharkhand and is facing trial in an armoury loot case.

Described as a “politburo member of CPI(Maoist)” by Raipur ASJ B P Verma in his December 2010 verdict,Sanyal was taken to Giridih on a production warrant in February this year and is lodged there since then.

A police officer in Jharkhand told The Indian Express: “Nearly 300 Maoists attacked a police training centre in Giridih on November 11, 2005,assaulted home guards and looted 193 weapons. Five policemen were killed.”

Sanyal is prime accused in the case and is facing several charges. Jharkhand IG (Operations) S N Pradhan told The Indian Express: “Since the bail has come from the Supreme Court,it can have some impact here.” But Sanyal will have to file a fresh petition for bail in the armoury loot case.

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