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HC grants bail to former Pipili MLA, son

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Cuttack: The Orissa High Court on Tuesday granted conditional bail to senior Congress leader and former MLA of Pipili, Yudhisthir Samantray, and his son Priyabrata Samantray in connection with a clash between BJP and Congress.

Hearing the bail plea of the accused father-son duo, Justice Jatindra Prasad Das had reserved the verdict on July 11. The bail has been granted against the deposit of two sureties of Rs 25,000 each.

According to the case details, the BJP and Congress had called for Odisha bandh on January 24 to protest against the suicide of Kunduli gangrape victim. However, both the groups entered into a violent clash in Pipili block.

Local BJP leader Arshit Patnaik, who suffered injuries in the clash, had lodged a complaint with the police against 21 persons including Yudhisthir and his son Priyabrata in this regard.

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