Mumbai: Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur, a prime
accused in the 2008 Malegaon blast case, got a small relief
today as the Bombay High Court said she does not have to
travel to Bhopal until February 6, to appear in a murder trial
The division bench of Justices V M Kanade and M L
Tahaliyani was hearing a petition filed by Sadhvi, seeking
direction to the authorities that she be taken to Bhopal
either by plane, or in an AC compartment of train. She said
she was ready to bear the expenses of travel.
Her lawyer, advocate Ganesh Sovani, told the court that
her health did not permit a long journey, and she had back and
neck problems which made travel by sleeper coach painful.
Sadhvi is supposed to appear in Bhopal court for the
trial of the case related to murder of RSS activist Sunil
Joshi, in which she is one of the accused, on February 2.
Sovani said he was going to to apply to Bhopal court and seek
exemption for her from appearance there.
Following this, the High Court said it would hear the
petition further on February 6, and till then Sadhvi would not
be taken out of Byculla prison here, where she is lodged at