Bail for Andhra trio

IN Media Watch Briefs | 27/06/2008

The editor and two reporters of Andhra Jyothy, arrested for beating an effigy symbolising a Dalit leader, were granted bail by a court here Thursday. The journalists will be released only Friday as the  jail authorities did not receive the court orders by 5.30 p.m.The court granted unconditional bail to the editor, and conditional bail to the reporters. The latter were directed to appear before the Jubilee Hills police station once every week.

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