Supreme Court refuses to stay on Patnagarh movie release


New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to put a stay on the release of the multi-lingual movie Patnagarh.

A three-judge bench of the apex court disposed of the petition observing that the petitioner should move the Censor Board within 30 days if she has any objection.

The movie is based on the parcel bomb blast at Patnagarh in Odisha’s Bolangir district in 2018.

Notably, the wife of accused Punjilal Meher had moved the court seeking a stay on the release of the film.

Patnagarh is scheduled to be released on November 8. The film has been made in Hindi, Telugu, and Odia.

The Patnagarh film is based on the infamous parcel bomb blast case of Patnagarh that claimed two lives in February last year.

A newly-wed couple Soumya Sekhar Sahu, his wife Rima Rani and grandmother Jemamani were injured when the wedding gift came as a parcel exploded on being opened.

While Soumya Sekhar and Jemamani succumbed to their injuries, Rima Rani could be saved following prolonged medical support.

The police found the involvement of Punjilal Meher behind the Patnagarh parcel bomb blast.