Cuttack: The Orissa High Court on Thursday granted bail to Mahima Mishra, managing director of Odisha Stevedores Ltd (OSL), in connection with the murder of Seaways Shipping and Logistics Private Limited (SSPL) General Manager Mahendra Swain on October 26, 2016.
The court directed the lower court to set the condition for the release of Mishra, who is currently lodged in the Choudwar Circle Jail.
On May 16, 2017, the High Court had granted him conditional bail in the same case, but it was later rejected by the Supreme Court following which he surrendered before the Judicial Magistrate First Class (JMFC) court in Kujang on September 19, 2018.
Notably, the High Court also had granted conditional bail to Mishra on July 18 last year in connection with Press Chhak bomb hurling and Paradeep Tarinigada firing cases.
Mishra was arrested in Bangkok on December 25, 2016, for allegedly masterminding the murder of Swain, who was gunned down by miscreants at Paradip. Police had attributed the murder to business rivalry.