Patnagarh wedding gift blast: Accused Punjilal’s bail plea rejected


Bolangir: The Bolangir Additional District Judge (ADJ) court on Friday rejected the bail application of Punjilal Meher, the mastermind of the sensational Patnagarh wedding gift blast that killed two and injured one grievously.

Meher will now move the High Court for bail, his lawyer told mediapersons here.

Meher, who is now lodged at the Patnagarh sub-jail, was arrested by the Crime Branch Special Investigation Team (SIT) on April 24.

Soumyasekhar and his grandmother were killed when a wedding gift received through courier exploded at their house in Balangir district on February 23. His wife Reema Sahoo, left critically injured in the incident, was later discharged from SCB Medical College and Hospital, Cuttack.

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