Four months after he was arrested, the sessions court on Thursday granted bail to Ashutosh Mishra, brother-in-law of absconding DCP Saurabh Tripathi.
This comes nearly two weeks after a metropolitan magistrate court rejected Mishra’s bail plea in connection with the angadia extortion case registered on February 19. Following this, Mishra, who was an assistant commissioner (GST) with the sales tax department in Uttar Pradesh, had moved the sessions court.
The police believe that now that his brother-in-law has been released on bail, Tripathi, too, may approach the Bombay High Court seeking anticipatory bail. With Mishra being released, all the arrested accused in the case have been granted bail.