Judgement on ultra sought by Maoist abductors tomorrow

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Malkangiri (Orissa), Feb 21 (PTI) A Fast Track courthere would pronounce its judgement tomorrow on the bail pleaof Sriramulu Srinivasulu, one of the Maoist leaders whoserelease is being demanded by abductors of Malkangiri districtCollector R V Krishna and junior engineer Pabitra Majhi.

After hearing the bail plea of Srinivasulu, who wasproduced before the court, Additional District Judge of theFast Track Court P K Karna posted the judgement to bepronounced tomorrow.

The Maoist leader, who was arrested in July 2007 fromKalimela area, filed his bail application before the FastTrack court on February 19. The judge had then posted thehearing for today.

A former chief of Revolutionary Writers Association,he had been lodged in Malkangiri jail except for a few monthswhen he was taken to neighbouring Andhra Pradesh in connectionwith some cases against him there.

Srinivasulu has been acquitted in four cases byMalkangiri court, while hearing in another case was going on.

The bail pleas of Maoist Ganti Prasadam, who ischarged in about 100 cases in Andhra Pradesh and Orissa,Padma, wife of a senior Maoist leader, and her associatesMukul Kulditia and Runei Taringi were rejected by thesub-divisional judicial magistrate''s court in Koraput onFebruary 19.

Padma was apprehended along with Mukul and Runei whenthey visited Koraput in November last year.

Ganti Prasadam was arrested separately by Orissapolice in November 2010 from Srikakulum in Andhra Pradesh andthree others in the same month in Koraput.

Maoist-chosen mediator Prof G Hargopal said releasingnaxal leaders like Ganti Prasadam could play a significantrole in negotiations with Maoists for the release of thedistrict collector and the engineer who were abducted fromChitrakonda area in Malkangiri district on February 16. PTICOR SKN NN

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