Janashakthi leader Amar released on bail

Hyderabad, July 31: Janash akthi leader Amar was today released from the Cherlapally central prison after the High Court granted him bail.

Amar was allegedly involved in several cases, including blasting of police stations and murders.

Artistes of the Jana Natya Mandali and former People’s War (now CPI Maoists) leader Satya Murthy greeted Amar as soon as he stepped out of the prison.

Amar was one of the senior leaders of Janashakthi and was in the movement since his student days. Amar joined the movement in 1986 and rose to become a senior leader of the Janashakthi, which had a stronghold in Karimnagar and Warangal districts, police sources said.

Amar was arrested more than a year ago in Pune by the State police and since then lodged in the Cherlapally central prison. The High Court granted him a conditional bail.

Speaking to reporters outside the prison, Amar, to a query as to what would be his future course of action, replied that his party would take a decision on it. He and his elder brother Kurra Rajanna are founder members of Janashakthi.