Published On : Wed, Dec 27th, 2017

Malegaon blast: Purohit, Sadhvi won’t be tried under MCOCA

Malegaon blasts case: Sadhvi Pragya, Ramesh Upadhyay, Ajay Rahikar, Lt Col Purohit discharged under Maharashtra Control of Organised Crimes Act and sections 17, 20 and 13 of Unlawful Activities Prevention Act and the Arms Act. All of them are accused in the 2008 Malegaon blast case. Three of the accused have been discharged from the case.

Sadhvi Pragya and Lt Col Purohit will be tried under UAPA section 18 and other sections of the IPC. All accused are already out on bail and will continue to be on bail; all previous bonds and sureties are to continue according to the special NIA Court.

Sadhvi Pragya and Lt Col Purohit to be tried under sections 120 B, 302, 307, 304, 326, 427, 153 A of the IPC, along with section 18 (conspiracy) of the UAPA. Next date of the hearing is January 15 in the special NIA court in Mumbai.