The Bombay High Court has rejected the bail application of Angela Sontakke, an alleged Naxal.
Sontakke (42) was arrested by the Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad in April 2011 along with six others for their alleged association with the banned outfit Communist Party of India (Maoist).
A Sessions court in May last year had rejected the bail applications of all seven accused, following which they approached the High Court. “The other six accused were granted bail by the High Court earlier, but Sontakke’s bail was rejected last week,” her lawyer Sharmila Kaushik said.
Justice S. C. Dharmadhikari, while rejecting the bail plea, observed that prima facie a case was made out against Sontakke. – PTI