Odisha HC rejects Mahima Mishra’s bail plea in Press Chhak bomb hurling case

Cuttack: The Orissa High Court today rejected the bail plea of Odisha Stevedores Limited (OSL) Managing Director Mahimananda Mishra aka Mahima Mishra in the 2013 Press Chhak bomb hurling and attempt to murder case.

Earlier, the Cuttack District and Sessions Judge Court had rejected Mishra’s bail petition in the case following which he moved the High Court.

Notably, bomb was hurled at lawyer Abhay Bhatt near Press Chhak in Cuttack on September 21, 2013 in an attempt to kill him. Mishra at that time wanted to purchase a piece of land worth Rs 72 lakh but it was Bhatt who succeeded in buying it.

Ganesh Sahu, a criminal, had revealed to police during interrogation that the bomb was hurled under Mishra’s direction, police had said.

Worth mentioning, Mishra was arrested in connection with the murder of Seaways Shipping and Logistics Private Limited (SSPL) General Manager Mahendra Swain in Paradip.

The High Court had on May 16 granted him conditional bail in the murder case.

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