Published On : Tue, Jun 28th, 2016

Special NIA court denies bail to 2008 Malegaon blast accused Sadhvi Pragya

Sadhvi Pragya

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New Delhi/Nagpur:
One of the main accused in 2008 Malegoan blast case Sadhvi Pragya Thakur was denied bail by the special NIA court on Tuesday.

The twin blast case had killed at least 7 people and injured around 80 people in Malegaon and Modasa on the evening of Navratri.

Preliminary probe had revealed the involvement of right-wing groups after which Sadhvi and 2 others were arrested by the Maharashtra ATS in October 2008.

Lt Col Shrikant Purohit too was arrested in connection with the case in Nov 2008.

In July 2009, a special court had dropped MCOCA charges against the accused but the Bombay HC restored the MCOCA charges in 2010.

In April 2015, the Supreme Court dropped the MCOCA charges against all the accused.

Almost eight years after the incident and constant flip flops by the investigating agencies, the NIA dropped all charges against Sadhvi Pragya in May 2016.