Bail for ESMA detainees

KOCHI, FEB. 15. The Kerala High Court on Friday granted bail to five Government employees arrested under the Kerala Essential Services Maintenance Act.

Those who were granted bail were; Thomas, Thampi, Sputnik, Pushpangadhan, all employees of the State Water Transport Department (SWTD), regional office, Kochi, and M. Mohanan, an employee of the Thrissur District Treasury Office.

Allowing their bail pleas, the judges, G. Sasidharan, ordered that they be released on bail on their executing a bond for Rs. 25,000 each with two solvent sureties each to the like sum to the satisfaction of the magistrate concerned.

The other condition was that they shall not prevent other employees from attending their office.

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