Published On : Tue, Sep 19th, 2017

2008 Malegaon blast case accused Sudhakar Chaturvedi and Sudhakar Dhwivedi get bail

Mumbai: A National Investigation Court (NIA) court on Tuesday granted bail to Sudhakar Chaturvedi and Sudhakar Dwivedi in the 2008 Malegaon blast case.

Both the blasts accused had filed bail applications on grounds of parity.

The two accused were given bail by the court a month after the Supreme Court in August had granted bail to Lt Col Prasad Shrikant Purohit (retired), the main accused in the 2008 Malegaon blast which killed seven people.

On the evening of September 29, 2008, a powerful bomb exploded near the Nooraji Mosque in Malegaon killing six persons and injuring 100 others.

The 4,000-page charge sheet had alleged that Malegaon was selected as the blast target because of a sizeable Muslim population there. It had named Sadhvi Thakur, Purohit and co-accused, Swami Dayanand Pandey as the key conspirators. However, Thakur was given clean chit by the NIA in 2016.