Press Esc to close

Former Odisha minister's son gets bail in dowry case

Bhubaneswar, April 5, 2013, (IANS): 13:54 IST
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

More from this section
Most trending stories
Photo Gallery
Narendra Modi, Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara during their visit to Sabarmati Ashram...

Narendra Modi, Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara during their visit to Sabarmati Ashram...

Narendra Modi, Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara during their visit to Sabarmati Ashram...

Narendra Modi, Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara during their visit to Sabarmati Ashram...

New recruits of Madras Engineer Group and Centre during a military training demonstration...

New recruits of Madras Engineer Group and Centre during a military training demonstration...

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman waves from the cock-pit of IAF's Sukhoi-30 MKI plane...

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman waves from the cock-pit of IAF's Sukhoi-30 MKI plane...

R Madhavan, Amit Sadh, Sapna Pabbi and Vijay Subramaniamduring the trailer launch...

R Madhavan, Amit Sadh, Sapna Pabbi and Vijay Subramaniamduring the trailer launch...

The newly-raised all women bikers contingent of Border Security Force (BSF) ‘Daredevils' practice...

The newly-raised all women bikers contingent of Border Security Force (BSF) ‘Daredevils' practice...

The newly-raised all women bikers contingent of BSF Daredevils...

The newly-raised all women bikers contingent of BSF Daredevils...

India and Japanese Coast Guard ships participate in a joint naval drill as part of the search...

India and Japanese Coast Guard ships participate in a joint naval drill as part of the search...

Homeless people sharing meal at a pavement in New Delhi...

Homeless people sharing meal at a pavement in New Delhi...

Camel-mounted BSF soldiers participate in a rehearsal for the Beating Retreat ceremony...

Camel-mounted BSF soldiers participate in a rehearsal for the Beating Retreat ceremony...

Like us on Facebook

Copyright 2017, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523
Powered by Yodasoft Technologies Pvt. Ltd.