Malegaon blast case: Sadhvi Pragya files for bail after NIA files fresh chargesheet
Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur has been given clean chit by National Investigation Agency in 2008 Malegaon blast case.
New Delhi: Hindu activist Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur's lawyer on Monday filed a bail application in special MCOCA court in Mumbai in 2008 Malegaon blast case.
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) had on May 13 dropped all charged against the Hindu activist and decided to give a clean chit to her and six other accused in the 2008 blast case. According to the NIA, the investigation has failed to find any substantial evidence that establishes the Sadhvi's involvement in the blast.
Filing the charge sheet, the national investigation agency said that charges against Thakur and five others were not maintainable, saying a shoddy probe by Maharashtra authorities forced the U-turn.
The Malegaon blast in Nashik district of Maharashtra on September 29, 2008 claimed four lives and left nearly 80 others wounded when two bombs planted on a motorcycle exploded. Pragya was arrested by the Maharashtra ATS after it was found that the motorcycle which was used to plant the bomb at Malegaon, was registered under her name.
Sadhvi Pragya is an accused of involvement in the murder of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) functionary Sunil Joshi and is facing trial in the case. She is currently imprisoned at Central Jail in Bhopal and is undergoing treatment in Pandit Khushilal Ayurveda Hospital there.