All nine Malegaon blast accused get bail
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Last Updated: Saturday, November 05, 2011, 23:40
Zeenews Bureau

Mumbai: A MCOCA court here on Saturday granted bail to all nine 2006 Malegaon bomb blast case accused.

The bail was granted after the National Investigation Agency (NIA) today informed the court hearing the 2006 Malegaon bomb blast case that it would not oppose the bail plea of the nine accused facing the charges.

This was stated by prosecutor Rohini Salian to judge Y D Shinde who took on record a reply filed by NIA on bail applications filed by all the nine accused.

NIA contended that during further investigation into the case after the revelation by Swami Aseemanand, arrested in Mecca Masjid bomb blast case, about the alleged involvement of a right wing group, it had reviewed the evidence collected by previous investigating agencies ATS and CBI and also collected fresh evidence in the form of documentary and oral evidence.

"After due deliberations a decision was taken on the basis of facts and circumstances not to oppose the bail applications of all the nine accused who were earlier arrested and charge sheeted," NIA said.

"However, the NIA would not admit any contentions of the accused in the bail petitions so far as they relate to the charge sheet filed by previous investigating agencies, so also the facts and circumstances which came to light during the investigation by NIA if they are also traversed by the accused," it said.

The investigating officer had placed new findings and circumstances in the form of evidence before the superior officer for taking a view whether the bail application of the accused should be opposed in the court or not at this stage. Further investigations are in progress to collect more evidence for arriving at a definite conclusion, NIA said.

(With PTI inputs)

First Published: Saturday, November 05, 2011, 15:55

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