Balangir, Jan 17: The Orissa High court will hear the bail plea of Punjilal Meher, the accused in Patnagarh parcel bomb blast case, on February 1.
A single-judge bench comprising Justice Sangam Kumar Sahu has set the date of hearing for February 1.
Earlier on June 27, 2020, the High Court had sought a report from the Patnagarh ADG court on the status of the pending case against Punjilal. The local court has tabled the status report in the High Court.
Groom Soumya Sekhar Sahoo and his grandmother Jemamani died following explosion of the gift while Soumya’s wife Reema was injured after the wedding gift in the parcel exploded on February 23, 2018 in Patnagarh.
Meher who was the English lecturer of Bhainsa College was subsequently arrested for the double murder and is currently lodged in Balangir Jail.