No bail for Sadhvi Pragya in Malegaon case
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Last Updated: Monday, August 08, 2011, 20:36
  
Mumbai: A special Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) court today rejected the bail application filed by Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur, a key accused in the 2008 Malegaon bomb blast case.

"We had prayed for the bail as she is medically unfit but the court today rejected it", said Sadhvi's lawyer Rameshwar Gite.

She had moved the bail application citing medical grounds.

Twelve persons, including Sadhvi and Lt Col Prasad Purohit, were arrested for allegedly carrying out blast in powerloom town of Malegaon in Nashik district on September 29, 2008.

Six persons were killed and about 100 others injured in the blast.

The accused were booked under stringent provisions of MCOCA, Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA), besides the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

The trial is yet to commence as the appeal of some of the accused against invocation of MCOCA in the case was pending before the Supreme Court.

PTI


First Published: Monday, August 08, 2011, 20:36


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