Bombay High Court admits discharge plea of Sadhvi Pragya in Malegaon blast case

Bombay HC

Mumbai | The Bombay High Court on Monday admitted the discharged application of Sadhvi Pragya Thakur and Sameer Kulkarni in the 2008 Malegaon blast.

Speaking to media, lawyer Prashant Maggu who representing the accused said, “Colonel Purohit’s discharge plea has already been accepted by the Bombay High Court. Today, the plea of Sadhvi Pragya Singh, which was turned down by a trial court, has been admitted by the High Court. Earlier Lieutenant Colonel Prasad Purohit discharge application was accepted by the High court. The court has ordered a Joint hearing on August 13 in both the cases.

On September 29, 2009, a bomb tied to a motorcycle exploded in Nashik’s Malegaon town. Six people were killed and 101 people injured in the blast. The Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) arrested 11 people in this connection in November 2008.

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