Cuttack: A non-bailable warrant (NBW) issued against American writer Peter Heehs for his controversial book on Sri Aurobindo was stayed by the Orissa High Court on Wednesday.

Notice to petitioner

Taking cognisance of a criminal miscellaneous jurisdiction petition filed by Mr. Heehs, the court issued notice to the Orissa government and petitioner Ramesh Chandra Mallick of Barbil to file a counter affidavit to Mr. Heehs’ petition.

Indicating that the petition was likely to be disposed of at the admission stage, the vacation court of Justice R.N. Biswal adjourned the case to be heard next after four weeks.