Press Esc to close
Friday 19 September 2014
News updated at 4:52 PM IST
Weather
Max: 27.8°C
Min : 20.1°C
In Bangalore
Sunny day
Breaking News

Former Odisha minister's son gets bail in dowry case

Bhubaneswar, April 5, 2013, (IANS):

The district and sessions court Friday granted bail to Raja Shree Mohanty, son of former Odisha minister Raghunath Mohanty, over a fortnight after he was arrested for allegedly torturing his wife for dowry, his lawyer said.

The district and sessions judge at the district headquarters town of Balasore, V. Jayashree, granted bail on condition that Mohanty not leave the state without permission from the court, and co-operate with the police in investigations, lawyer Gouri Kumar Barik told IANS.

In her complaint at a police station in Balasore, about 220 km from here, Barsa Swony Choudhury alleged that she had been physically and mentally tortured by her husband Raja Shree since their wedding in June 2012.


She also alleged that her father-in-law Raghunath, mother-in-law Pritilata, sister-in-law Rupashree and other family members were also involved in the crime.

She claimed that her parents had given Rs.10 lakh at the time of the marriage, as was demanded, but her husband and family-in-law were unhappy, insisting that her parents pay Rs.25 lakh and also give them a multi-utility vehicle.

While Raja Shree was arrested March 17, his parents were arrested from Kolkata March 30. Another local court had granted bail to the parents April 2.

Raja Shree's father Raghunath Mohanty is a five-time legislator from Basta constituency in Balasore district, who resigned from the state cabinet March 15, a day after his daughter-in-law lodged a complaint with the police against her husband and members of his family.

Mohanty, 64, had been holding the portfolios of law, urban development and information technology.

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
A ballot box is emptied as workers prepare to count ballots at a counting centre in Aberdeen...

A ballot box is emptied as workers prepare to count ballots at a counting centre in Aberdeen...

Supporters from the 'No' Campaign react to a declaration in their favour, at the Better ...

Supporters from the 'No' Campaign react to a declaration in their favour, at the Better ...

A counting staff member yawns as they count ballot papers through the night in the Scottish...

A counting staff member yawns as they count ballot papers through the night in the Scottish...

Supporters from the 'No' Campaign react to a declaration in their favour, at the Better ...

Supporters from the 'No' Campaign react to a declaration in their favour, at the Better ...

Poll clerk George MacKay sits in the Coulags caravan polling station, in the Scottish ...

Poll clerk George MacKay sits in the Coulags caravan polling station, in the Scottish ...

A man collects drinking water from a partially submerged hand-pump in Srinagar...

A man collects drinking water from a partially submerged hand-pump in Srinagar...

Formula One drivers take off their headsets as they leave a news conference...

Formula One drivers take off their headsets as they leave a news conference...

Contestants of Femina Style Diva 2014 take a selfie with actress Mugdha Godse...

Contestants of Femina Style Diva 2014 take a selfie with actress Mugdha Godse...

Narendra Modi explains about the working of spinning wheel to Chinese President Xi Jinping...

Narendra Modi explains about the working of spinning wheel to Chinese President Xi Jinping...

Police lathicharge RLD supporters who were holding a protest against the Union government...

Police lathicharge RLD supporters who were holding a protest against the Union government...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bangalore - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523