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BHUBANESWAR: A court at Phulbani on Friday granted bail to Ashok Sahu, Bharatiya Janata Party’s nominee for the Kandhamal Lok Sabha seat in Orissa.

Kandhamal District and Sessions Judge ordered Mr. Sahu’s release on his furnishing a bond for Rs. 10,000 and a surety for a like amount.

Mr. Sahu was lodged in the G. Udayagiri jail following his arrest. He, however, could not be released immediately due to the non-furnishing of papers. Mr. Sahu was arrested on April 14 following the filing of a case against him for allegedly making an inflammatory speech at an election rally on April 5.

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