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Ex-Odisha MLA Anup Sai’s driver Vardhan Toppo gets bail in double murder case

7/10/2021 at 8:22 PM

Bhubnaeswar, Oct 7: The Chhattisgarh High Court on Thursday granted bail to Vardhan Toppo, driver of former Brajrajnagar MLA Anup Sai ina double murder case.

The HC granted bail to Toppo on a surety of Rs 50,000 with certain conditions after he filed a fresh bail plea recently. However, the prime accused, former Brajrajnagar MLA Sai is still lodged in a jail in Raigarh.  

The accused has moved this third bail application under Section 439 of Criminal Procedure Code for releasing him
on regular bail during the trail.

Sai was arrested by officials of Chakradhar Nagar police station in Chhattisgarh’s Raigarh district on February 15, 2020 night from a temple near his residence in western Odisha’s Jharsuguda town in connection with the double murder case of 2016 in which the bodies of a woman identified as Kalpana Das (32) and her daughter Pravati Das (14) had been recovered from an area in Chhattisgarh close to Jharsuguda border.

The mother-daughter duo was allegedly killed somewhere in Jharsuguda district and that their bodies were dumped across the border later. There was also an attempt to make the murder look like the case of a road accident.

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