Coimbatore-Palakkad (PTI): The three persons, arrested in connection with the rape of a nun in Orissa's Kandhamal, have been lodged in Coimbatore Central Jail as police have not yet obtained permission from the Civil Aviation department to take them to Bhubaneshwar by air.
Police said the three -- Saroj Ghadei, Munna and Mitu Patnaik -- were brought to the city airport from Palakkad, to take them to Bangalore en route to Bhubaneshwar.
As the Orissa police did not get clearance from the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security to take the accused via Bangalore this morning, they with the help of local police produced them at a local court and lodged them in the central jail on transit warrant, the sources said.
The three would be taken to Bangalore on Tuesday morning and from there to Bhubaneshwar, the sources said.
The three were arrested on Saturday from a rice mill in Palakkad where they were working.