Crime

Despite SC Breather, Rape Convict Bitti Mohanty To Remain Behind Bars

Despite being granted bail by the Supreme Court on March 31, Bitihotra alias Bitti Mohanty, son of former Odisha top cop BB Mohanty, convicted of raping a German fellow student, received a jolt after Jaipur central jail authorities refused to release him. The refusal came in the wake of SC granting him bail only in the rape case and not the parole jump matter.

Meanwhile, Mohanty's lawyer has decided to move Rajasthan High Court challenging the refusal of Jaipur jail authorities.

"Now since the Supreme Court has granted leave in the matter, there will be a considerable amount of time when the matter will be listed. Under section 482 of CrPc, we will file an application in Rajasthan High Court apprising it of the SC decision. Therefore, the HC can exercise its vested powers and release the accused on bail in parole jump case also. Otherwise, it would be a violation of SC order", Bitti's lawyer Sarthak Nayak said.


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