Pragya Thakur, different Malegaon blast accused advised to look earlier than Mumbai court docket as soon as per week

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The court docket additionally rejected an software filed by a sufferer’s father looking for Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) to depute officers to help the Nationwide Investigation Company (NIA) in court docket.

A particular court docket in Mumbai Friday directed all of the accused within the 2008 Malegaon blast case to look earlier than the court docket as soon as per week. The accused embrace Bhopal BJP candidate Pragya Singh Thakur, Lt Col Prasad Purohit, and others. It mentioned exemption sought with out cogent causes will probably be rejected.

The court docket additionally rejected an software filed by a sufferer’s father looking for Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) to depute officers to help the Nationwide Investigation Company (NIA) in court docket.

Nisar Ahmed Sayyed Bilal, whose son Sayyed Azhar died within the 2008 Malegaon blast, had on Monday filed a plea earlier than the court docket looking for instructions to the Maharashtra ATS to help the NIA within the ongoing trial. Within the plea, Bilal, who’s an intervener within the trial, had mentioned that the ATS was not current in the course of the trial proceedings to help NIA’s particular public prosecutor (SPP) regardless of having performed the preliminary probe.

Beforehand Bilal had additionally urged the court docket to bar Pragya Thakur, one of many key accused within the case, from contesting the Lok Sabha elections for the reason that trial continues to be in progress. In response to this, the NIA had mentioned it had no feedback to supply because the matter is said to the Election Fee. “NIA has no jurisdiction to say anything on this matter because the matter of contesting in elections is not related to this case. It is to be decided by the Election Commission only. Hence, no comments are offered,” it mentioned.

Regardless of the particular court docket in Mumbai rejecting its clear chit to Pragya Singh Thakur and framing expenses in opposition to her within the 2008 Malegaon blast case, the NIA had advised the court docket that there’s inadequate proof to prosecute Thakur.

Apart from Purohit and Thakur, Main (retired) Ramesh Upadhyay, Ajay Rahirkar, Sudhakar Dwivedi, Sudhakar Chaturvedi and Sameer Kulkarni are different accused within the case. They’re all out on bail. In October final yr, the court docket had framed expenses in opposition to all of the seven accused for terror actions, legal conspiracy and homicide, amongst others.

On September 29, 2008, six folks had been killed and over 100 injured when an explosive gadget strapped on a motorbike went off close to a mosque in Malegaon, a city about 200 km from right here in north Maharashtra.

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