He was granted bail after relaxation of the bail conditions. The court granted him bail in July 2021. One of the bail conditions was that Manoj would have to provide surety from two persons either residing in the Nilgiris or in Coimbatore. As Manoj hailed from Kerala and could not get two persons in the locality to provide sureties, his advocate moved the court seeking relaxation of the bail condition. Therefore, the District Judge cum Chief Judicial Magistrate C Sanjai Baba allowed family members of Manoj from Kerala to sign as sureties for the bail. The judge ordered Manoj not to leave Ooty.