New Delhi: Two Bangalore-based software engineers, accused of abducting a lady doctor from here and keeping her under confinement in Bangalore for ransom, were on Saturday granted bail by a city court.

Doctor Madhumita Mishra, a former employee of the Lok Nayak Jai Prakash hospital, who came in contact with the accused engineers of top MNCs through a social networking website Orkut, was rescued after her husband lodged a complaint with the Delhi Police.

Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Kanwaljeet Arora granted bail to Mohd Yaseen and Shaji Yusuf on the ground that the victim appeared to have gone to Bangalore on her own “free will”.

Madhumita, who was allegedly lured to Bangalore by the accused with a promise of getting her a better job in Dubai, was rescued from a madarsa by sleuths of the Special Cell, a specialised anti-terrorist unit of the Delhi Police, after she allegedly spent over 10 days in captivity of the accused.

While granting bail, the court said “it is apparent that on her own free will she developed an interest in Islam and in her anxiety to know more about the religion she came across Yaseen and Yusuf through Internet with whom she developed some attachment”.

The victim, who was a resident doctor, reached Bangalore on September nine as she was offered ticket by the accused.- PTI