On 3rd Jan.'12 Arun Ferreira was finally released - he was granted bail by principal and district judge Gadchiroli SS Ahmed on November 10 last year - biut was re-arrested without a warrant.
On Monday, Ferreira's family paid the personal bond of 50,000 and 50,000 worth solvency certificate to secure his release.
Here’s what happened - Fr. Cedric Prakash, started a petition 2 months ago and was supported by thousands (like you) across the world. The petition gained momentum offline with St. Xavier's college of Mumbai supporting his release. After Arun's family made many court visits and gathered more support.
Fed up with the state police Ferreira also filed a petition in the High Court. The Court granted him bail and slapped a compensation of 25 lakhs on the state authorities. It was an emotional moment for Ferreira and his relatives at the central jail here on Wednesday afternoon after his release. A group of lawyers, his parents and well-wishers received and he immediately proceeded for Mumbai.
On his release, Arun specially thanked everyone for their support.
“Thank you for your support, it feels good to come back home and eat mom’s home-cooked food.” - Arun Ferreira (5th Jan'12) after his release from Nagpur Central Jail