The Bombay High Court on Thursday granted bail to Sheetal Sathe, an activist of radical music group Kabir Kala Manch (KKM) and an alleged Naxal sympathiser, on humanitarian grounds. Ms. Sathe is due to deliver her baby next month.
Ms. Sathe had moved the High Court for bail after the Sessions Court rejected her application two weeks ago. Justice Abhay Thipsay granted her bail on a personal bond of Rs. 30,000.
The prosecution did not oppose Ms. Sathe’s bail application.
She and her husband Sachin Mali, both belonging to the KKM, were underground for two years.
They surrendered at Mantralaya on April 2 and were arrested subsequently by Maharashtra’s Anti Terrorism Squad.