New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Tuesday granted bail to three convicts who are serving life imprisonment for assassinating then railway minister L.N. Mishra in 1975.
A division bench of Justice G.S. Sistani and Justice Sangita Dhingra Sehgal granted bail to Gopalji, Santoshanand Avadhuta and Sudevananda Avadhuta, and asked them to furnish a bail bond of Rs.50,000 with two sureties of a like amount each.
On Monday the court had granted bail to another accused Ranjan Dwivedi, an advocate. The court asked all the accused not to leave Delhi while on bail.
On December 8 last year, a Delhi court had sentenced four followers of Hindu sect Anand Marg to life imprisonment in the nearly 40-year-old case, after convicting them for criminal conspiracy and murder.
The convicts – Gopalji (73), Dwivedi (66), Santoshanand Avadhuta (75) and Sudevananda Avadhuta (79) – had challenged the verdict in the high court and also sought bail.