Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Balasore, Mar 1:
A local court in Odisha’s coastal town of Balasore granted bail to popular television actor Pralipta Priayadarshini Samal alias Jessy who was arrested on charges of abetment to suicide of actor Ranjit Patnaik alias Raja.
Balasore District and Sessions Judge court granted conditional bail to the actor Jessy who is presently lodged in Soro Sub Jail since last 16 days.
The court, in its order, asked the petitioner to furnish a bail bond of Rs 20, 000 and two sureties. Besides, the court directed her to cooperate in the investigation process.
Yesterday, Jessy was produced before SDJM court in Soro after her 15-day judicial custody ended. She was again sent to 14-day further judicial custody.
It may be recalled that she was sent to judicial custody after her bail plea was rejected by the SDJM court in Soro in the district following her arrest.
The telly actor was arrested on charges of abetment to suicide of actor Ranjit Patnaik alias Raja on February 16. Section 306 of Indian Penal Code (IPC) was slapped against her.
It may be recalled that Raja, Jessy and event coordinator Pralay Jena along with driver Pralay Behera had gone to attend an event in Balasore district.
While returning after performing in a stage show by Kalinga Kanya Gananatya at Taranka Tipisigadia under Makhanpur panchayat under Khaira block in Balasore district, Raja fell off a bridge near Chaparpada over river Kansa Bansa in Balasore district.
Initially, he was rushed to Bhadrak district headquarters hospital and later shifted to SCB Medical College and Hospital where the doctors declared him dead.