Bombay High Court granted bail Thursday to Sheetal Sathe,member of radical music group Kabir Kala Manch (KKM). She and husband Sachin Mali had courted arrest in April.
Eight-and-a-half months pregnant Sathe had sought bail saying she was losing weight as jail food was not suited to her condition. public prosecutor Rohini Salian did not oppose. Salian told court the chargesheet in the case was likely to be filed on June 29.
Sathe had sought bail also stating that there was no evidence to show she had links with Naxalites,as alleged by the prosecution.
She and Mali had gone underground after the arrest of four KKM members in 2010 for allegedly aiding and abetting Naxal activities.
ATS claimed when underground,Sathe was in touch with Angela Sontakke,an alleged Naxalite and wife of CPI (M) state committee secretary Milind Teltumbde who was arrested in 2010. It said the couple courted arrest on April 2 following the release of the KKM member on bail.