HC grants bail to "Attack" Pandi in arms smuggling case
Madurai Bench of Madras High Court has granted anticipatroy bail to V P Pandi alias "Attack" Pandi in the case relating to recovery of arms and ammunition sent through private parcel service recently.india Updated: Mar 27, 2010 14:38 IST
Madurai Bench of Madras High Court has granted anticipatroy bail to V P Pandi alias "Attack" Pandi in the case relating to recovery of arms and ammunition sent through private parcel service recently.
Passing orders on the anticipatory bail application by Pandi, Justice M M Sunderesh on Friday said the petitioner shall be released on bail as and when he appeared before Aruppukottai Judicial Magistrate. He should stay in Madurai and sign before Judicial Magistrate-I daily for four weeks.
Prosecution said two persons were arrested in Aruppukottai town on Feb 24 after they were found in possession of a gunny bag which contained two pistols four magazines and 27 bullets packed in a box.
Interrogation of the duo revealed that the arms and ammunition had been sent from Chennai through a private road transport agency.
Police arrested three more persons in Aruppukottai in connection with the case and also apprehended the person who had booked the parcel in Chennai. As the parcel was meant to be delivered to "Attack" Pandi, he was also included as an accused in the case.
Pandi was among the accused in the case relating to the attack on the office of the Tamil daily "Dinakaran" here in 2007 in which three persons were killed.