Laxmananda Assailant Gets Bail

CUTTACK: The Orissa High Court has granted interim bail to one person, who was convicted by a fast-track court in the murder case of Vishwa Hindu Parishad leader Laxmanananda Saraswati and his four disciples in August 2008.

A local court had convicted eight persons and sentenced life imprisonment in September 2013 for the killing of the VHP leader that resulted in religious violence in Kandhamal.

Gananath Chalanseth, one of the convicted persons, was granted bail for three weeks to attend to his ailing wife in Kotgarh block of Kandhamal.