Court to hear US national’s bail plea today

Reported by Santosh Jagdev 

Bhubaneswar, Sept-24 :

The jailed US national William Michel, arrested on September 18 by the Commissionerate police for illegal possession of eight live bullets in his luggage at the Biju Patnaik Airport,  has filed a bail petition with the Bhubaneswar District and Sessions Court on Monday. A case under the Arms Act, 1959 has been registered against him.


The court is most likely to hear Michel’s bail plea on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, police has sent the seized bullets to the State forensic laboratory to know its composition and manufacturer.

A two member team of American Citizen Services Unit at the US Consulate General in Hyderabad had visited the Jharpada Special Jail last Friday to collect details from the jailed US national.

Michel had been sent to jail on September 18 , the day he was arrested after a local court rejected his bail plea.

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