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Wedding gift blast: Odisha HC denies bail to accused Punjilal

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Cuttack: Orissa High Court rejected the bail petition of the sensational Patnagarh wedding gift blast accused Punjilal Meher, today.

Punjilal had moved to the HC after his bail plea was rejected by the Court of Additional District Judge (ADJ) in June last year.

Notably, he had tried to flee from Patnagarh sub-jail where he was previously lodged and later shifted to Bolangir jail, earlier this year. Punjilal was arrested on April 25, last year by the Odisha Crime Branch and is charged under Sections 302 and 307 of IPC besides Explosive Offences Act.

He had allegedly sent a parcel as a wedding gift containing bomb to the house of deceased Soumya Sekhar in order to seek revenge from the latter’s mother. The gift was unwrapped on February 23, 2018, four days after Soumya Sekhar’s marriage with Reema Rani. Soumya Sekhar and his grandmother Jemamani were killed after the parcel bomb exploded, while Reema Rani sustained critical burn injuries.