Three persons, arrested in connection with the rape of a nun from Orissa's Kandhamal district, were taken to Bangalore by a private airline on Tuesday morning.
Police said that the three -- Saroj Ghadei, Munna and Mitu Patnaik -- would be taken from there to Bhubaneshwar by another flight.
The three, arrested on October 11 from a rice mill at Palakkad in neighbouring Kerala, were brought here and lodged in the Central jail on transit warrant on Monday afternoon, for want of clearance from the Civil Aviation department, police said.
Armed with the clearance certificate, the authorities on Tuesday took the accused from the jail at around 6 am and they were flown to Bangalore at around 7.30 am, sources said.
A DSP, two inspectors and five constables from Kandhamal escorted the accused, while local police assisted them in producing necessary documents for the warrant, they said.