Court grants bail to 13 accused in the Bhadrak communal flare-up

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Bhubaneswar: In a major decision in the Bhadrak communal tension case, the District and Session Court of Bhadrak released 13 accused on conditional bail today.

The arrested were in jail since the communal violence erupted in Bhadrak district over a derogatory facebook post in the first week of April leaving a number of shops gutted and police officials including a DSP and an Inspector injured. While the administration clamped curfew in the town under Section 144 of the CrPC it remained in place for almost one month.

Similarly, one BJD councilor and a BJP Yuva Morcha leader was also taken into custody for their involvement in the communal flare-up.