Mumbai: Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur, a key
accused in 2008 Malegaon blast case, has been placed under
arrest by Madhya Pradesh Police in connection with the murder
of Sunil Joshi, a suspect in the Samjhauta Express blast case
who was killed at Dewas in December 2007.
"The MP police moved an application in the special MCOCA
court here, and after taking the court`s permission they
placed Sadhvi under arrest in the Sunil Joshi murder case,"
Rohini Salian, Special Public Prosecutor, said.
Pragya Singh, main accused in 2008 Malegaon blast case in
Maharashtra, has been undergoing treatment in J J hospital
here. The team of MP police went there yesterday and arrested
her, sources said.
"It is just a formal arrest. She would be taken to MP
after they make transportation arrangements," Pragya`s lawyer
advocate Ganesh Sovani said.
Joshi, a suspect in the Samjhauta Express blast case,
was shot dead in Dewas in Madhya Pradesh on December 29,2007.
Sixty-eight people were killed when bombs went off in two
coaches of Samjhauta Express, running between Delhi and
Lahore, around midnight on February 18, 2007 at Diwana near
Panipat, 80 km north of Delhi.
Pragya, an alleged member of right-wing Hindu group
Abhinav Bharat, has already moved the Supreme Court
challenging her prosecution under the Maharashtra Control of
Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) in the Malegaon blast case.
The Bombay High Court had earlier reversed special
court`s order quashing application of MCOCA against her in the
blast case, following which she filed appeal in the apex
Six people were killed and many were wounded in the
bomb blast in the communally sensitive town of Malegaon, in
Nashik district, on September 29, 2008.
Maharashtra Anti Terrorism Squad has so far arrested 12
persons in Malegaon case.