Sadhvi Pragya files plea about her presence
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Last Updated: Wednesday, December 21, 2011, 00:14
Mumbai: Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur, a key accused in the 2008 Malegaon blast, on Tuesday sought "well in advance" communication whenever her presence is required in Bhopal Sessions court in a murder case.

Sadhvi is also an accused in the murder of RSS activist Sunil Joshi and the case is being heard by the Bhopal Court.

She filed the plea in special MCOCA court here, seeking direction that Registrar of Sessions Court in Bhopal inform "well in advance" to Superintendent of Byculla jail in Mumbai, where she is lodged, whenever her presence is required in the murder case trial.

Sadhvi also sought directions to the jail superintendent that he should send her to Bhopal only after a medical test is carried out on her.

Also, she should be taken to Bhopal in an AC train compartment for which she is ready to pay from her own pocket.

Twelve persons, including Sadhvi and Lt Col Prasad Purohit, have been arrested for the September 29, 2008 bomb blast in Malegaon town in which six persons were killed.

They have been booked under the stringent Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) and Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA), besides several IPC sections.

The trial is yet to commence as some of the accused have challenged revocation of MCOCA in the case before the Supreme Court.

Joshi, a suspect in the Samjhauta Express blast case, was shot dead at Dewas in Madhya Pradesh on December 29, 2007. Besides Sadhvi, four other persons have been named accused in the case.


First Published: Wednesday, December 21, 2011, 00:14

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