Bilaspur, Aug 9 - The Bilaspur High Court has asked the Chhattisgarh Home secretary and Raipur district collector to appear before it in the case of bail being granted to a hardcore woman naxalite.
The High Court yesterday directed them to appear before the it in the case of bail granted to naxalite Meena Choudhary, sources said today.
The Raipur collector, on the direction of the High Court, had submitted a fresh affidavit yesterday, but the court did not find it satisfactory enough. The next hearing in the case has been scheduled on August 27, sources said.
The district court had earlier dismissed the bail plea of naxalites Meena Choudhary and Shantipriya, lodged in Raipur's Central jail. Both are accused of coordinating the city network of ultras.
Meena was arrested on January 22, 2008 from Maharashtra Mandal Working Women's hostel for allegedly supplying arms and walky-talkies to Maoists. Police had booked her under Chhattishgarh Public Safety Act and Unlawful Activities Prevention Act.
Later, her bail plea was submitted before the High Court. During the last hearing in the case, it was said that the state administration would not oppose the bail plea.
After hearing the case, the court had directed the state additional advocate general that either any competent official should submit an affidavit for not opposing the bail plea, or the advocate general should appear before the court and give the statement.
Later, Raipur's additional collector Shammi Abidi had filed an affidavit to this effect before the court. However, the High Court while not finding the affidavit as satisfactory, asked for a fresh affidavit to be filed in the case.
Yesterday, Raipur collector filed a fresh affidavit before the court, but it found that too dissatisfactory and thus, asked the state Home secretary and Collector to appear before the court on August 27. PTI