New Delhi, June 29: Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur cannot avoid the connection with her motorcycle, the Special National Investigation Agency court said. The court had rejected the bail plea filed by Sadhvi Pragya, an accused in the Malegaon blasts case.
During the course of the arguments, the NIA had pointed out that it did not oppose her bail plea. The agency submitted that it had found no evidence against her. s
Bengaluru, June 6: Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur’s bail plea will be heard by a special court in Mumbai today. The National Investigation Agency which had given her a clean chit in the Malegaon blasts case will not oppose her bail plea.
An NIA official informed OneIndia that there were no charges against her and hence we had suggested to the court that she be discharged.
Bengaluru, May 17: It would take sometime before Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur walks out of jail. Sadhvi who was discharged by the National Investigation Agency in connection with the Malegaon 2008 blasts case is currently on a hunger strike.
She says that she wants to visit the Kumbh Mela in Ujjain and also take a holy dip in the river Shipra before May 21.
New Delhi, May 16: The National Investigation Agency in its chargesheet says after a painstaking and professional investigation it has recommended 10 names for prosecution in connection with the Malegaon 2008 blasts case.
The NIA had also recommended dropping of charges against 6 persons including Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur.
Mumbai, May 13: Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur is likely to get some relief and there is a possibility of her early relief. The National Investigation Agency which is probing the Malegaon 2008 blast case is likely to tell the court that is no evidence against Sadhvi Pragya.
Of all the accused in the case, the NIA suggests that the case against Sadhvi is the weakest. She had been arrested by the Maharashtra ATS on the charge that it was her motorcycle that was used to plant the bomb at Malegaon in 2008.
The National Investigating Agency (NIA) will seek custody of Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur and Lt. Col. Purohit, the two accused in the Malegaon blasts case of 2008.
The NIA has decided to oppose the bail sought by both the accused while seeking their custody. On September 29 2008, three bombs exploded at Malegaon in Maharashtra killing seven persons and injuring several others.
The arrests of Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur and Lt. Col Shrikant Purohit had made headlines several years back. Both these people were arrested in connection with the Malegaon blasts of 2008.
While Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur had maintained that she was framed, Lt Col Purohit has made it clear that he was trying to infiltrate into a militant organization but the police went on to charge him with terrorism.
In a judgment that seeks to define the role of the National Investigation Agency, the Bombay High Court has ruled that as a matter of general rule the NIA cannot be prohibited from carrying out fresh investigations or re-investigations in specific cases. A division bench of the Bombay High Court comprising Justice S B Shukhre and Justice S Dharmadikari also held that by tying hands of the NIA unduly, we would be failing in our duty to give full effect to the legislative mandate and which is expressed in plain and clear terms by the NIA Act.
A petition challenging the functioning of the National Investigation Agency had been filed by Malegaon blasts case accused Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur and others. They stated in their petition before the High Court that the Union Home Ministry handed over the investigation of Malegaon 2008 blasts which was till then investigated by the ATS, to the NIA, without consent of the Government of Maharashtra. Further the petitioners also alleged that this action was unconstitutional and reinvestigation of any sort is illegal. Continue reading “Bombay HC clarifies NIA role”
Is the Malegaon 2006 blast case doomed? It started off with the Maharashtra ATS arresting several Muslim youth claiming that they were behind this attack and over the years the theory changed and a new set of accused comprising Hindus came into the fray.
There was so much hoopla around the arrest of Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur who was named as one of the main accused in the case. However what is surprising is that her name does not even figure in the chargesheet which has been filed by the National Investigation Agency which took over the case from the Maharashtra ATS. Sources tell rediff.com that there was not enough evidence on hand to file a chargesheet against Sadhvi Pragya Singh and even if they were to file a supplementary chargesheet her name may not figure in it. Continue reading “Sadhvi Pragya and the Malegaon mess”