Cuttack: The Orissa High Court on Friday allowed the anticipatory bail application of Biramitrapur MLA George Tirkey’s wife Namita Tirkey, whose name has appeared in the FIR filed by a 28-year-old woman alleging that she was raped by the MLA’s son on the pretext of marriage.
The Mahila police station in Rourkela earlier this month had booked the MLA’s son Rakesh Tirkey (31) on the basis of the written complaint filed by the alleged victim woman. While the MLA’s name was not mentioned in the complaint, names of Namita and Rakesh appeared in the FIR.
Anticipating their arrests in the case, the mother-son duo had approached the High Court seeking advance bails.
But Justice SC Parija allowed the plea of Namita Tirkey directing the police that in the event of her arrest, she shall be released on bail.
While Rakesh’s advance bail plea could not be taken up on the day, the court directed the prosecution in the case to submit the case diary (CD) in the court during the Puja vacation beginning from September 25 so that the matter could be taken up again after the vacation ends on October 3.