Bitti Mohanty,the Alwar rape convict who jumped parole and was later caught for impersonation in Kerala,was granted bail by a magistrate court in Payyannur Wednesday.
But the son of former Orissa DGP D D Mohanty will remain in judicial custody as of the two sureties he has to provide,one should be a close relative and the other have land in the jurisdiction of the magistrate court. He has to execute a bond for Rs 1 lakh,apart from the sureties for the like amount. D D Mohanty has not accepted his arrest.
His counsel Nicolas Joseph said they were contesting the prosecution claim that the arrested person was Bitti. He is Raghav Rajan of Andhra Pradesh. How can we bring a Mohanty family member to stand surety for him, he said. Joseph said they would approach the High Court to lift the unrealistic bail conditions.
Police are yet to complete the investigation into the impersonation charges against Bitti as his father has refused to give blood for a DNA test. A magistrate court ordered the DNA test to ascertain identity of the alleged accused but the Mohanty family got an order from the High Court against it.