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Malegaon blasts: Terror charges against Sadhvi Pragya, Purohit dropped


Mumbai, Dec 28 (IANS): A special National Investigation Agency (NIA) court here on Wednesday dropped charges under the stringent Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act and the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act against Lt Col Prasad Purohit, Sadhvi Pragya Thakur, Ramesh Upadhyay and Ajay Rahikar in the 2008 Malegaon blast case.

While the court dropped all charges under Section 17, 20 and 13 of the the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act and the Arms Act, it however, decided that Sadhvi Pragya and Purohit will be tried under Section 18 of the former act as well as Sections 120B, 302, 307, 304, 326, 427 and 153 A of the Indian Penal Code.

All the accused persons are already out on bail, though all previous bonds and sureties will continue, the special NIA court said.

The next date of hearing has been scheduled for January 15.

The court refused to exonerate Sadhvi Pragya from the charges of conspiracy, holding that she was aware about a motorcycle being used to carry out the explosion.

On Monday, the court had dismissed the petitions filed by Purohit and another accused Sameer Kulkarni, challenging the sanction of prosecution under provisions of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.

On September 29, 2008, six people were killed and 101 people injured after a bomb tied to a motorcycle exploded in Nashik's Malegaon town. The Maharashtra Police's Anti-Terrorism Squad had arrested 11 people in the case in November 2008. In April 2011, the investigation was transferred to the NIA.


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  • Ivar, Mangalore

    Thu, Dec 28 2017

    Sathyameva Jayathe.

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  • Mahendra Shetty, Mumbai Mangalore

    Thu, Dec 28 2017

    NEED TO PUNISH ITALIAN, PAPPU, CHIDAMBARAM, SHINDE FOR THIS HEINOUS C RIME.......

    FOR HONEST OFFICER 9 YEAR JAIL , TORTURE AND WORST THING IS AFTER 8 YEARS NO CHARGE SHEET FILED AGAINST THEM.......

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  • medwin, mulki

    Thu, Dec 28 2017

    those people object this court decision, who indirectly/directly supporting the terrorist/crimes on the basis of persons name/religion.

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  • PK, KARKALA

    Thu, Dec 28 2017

    MAINE RSS WALON KE LIYE APNA GHARRRRRRR.... PARIVAAAAAAR.... SAB KUCHHHH CHODA HAI.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Thu, Dec 28 2017

    I had predicted Clean Chit only Yesterday ...

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  • arun, mangalore

    Thu, Dec 28 2017

    All Indian higher judiciary system are not corrupt , but now going to corrupt because of under one control...no faith on it as like as Pakistan..

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  • Comman, Man

    Thu, Dec 28 2017

    What can we accept other than this?? This proves muslims are safe in this govt.

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  • Syed Mohiudin, Iruvail/Riyadh

    Thu, Dec 28 2017

    Sadhvi pragya disclosed all those who involved in this case ..........All are got clean chit.........Miracle at the end of 2017.

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  • PEACELOVER, India

    Thu, Dec 28 2017

    Modiji bhale hi Janata ko kiye huwe waade poore nahi kar paaye, lakin RSS ko kiye waade poore huwe nazer aate hein

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  • Faizal, Udupi/Khobar

    Thu, Dec 28 2017

    What we can expect from this feku government. Does India need chaiwala (no proof that he is chaiwala) as a prime minister.
    worst PM (feku) in Indian history.

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  • Mark Dcruz, Mangalore

    Thu, Dec 28 2017

    These Judges are corrupt and been purchase by Feku and team.

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  • Nazeer Husain, jeddah KSA

    Thu, Dec 28 2017

    MITRONKA CHAMATKAAR . CHADDIYONKA VIKAS..... If the accused are not muslims then the charges will be drpped. If the accused are muslims then they will be put behind the bar without any charges. RECENTLY INTERPOL HAS THROW THE MODI GOVT DOCUMENTS CHARGING DR ZAKIR NAIK ASKING FOR RED CORNER NOTICE ON THE DUSTBIN SAYING THE CHARGES ARE POLITICALLY MOTIVATED AND RELEGIOUS DESCRIMINATION. But modi bhajan tv channels never debated that because an victory for an islamic schollar cannot be digested by the modi paid channels. Nanga ho raha hai Investigation Agencies.

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  • JAGDISH, mumbai

    Thu, Dec 28 2017

    hahaha....Brother what did your nidderamayya did ...he released real terrorists PFI,KFD & SDPI from the jail.....didn't you know that..." BIDUGADE BHAGYA "

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  • S.M. Nawaz Kukkikatte, Dubai

    Thu, Dec 28 2017

    JAGDISH

    Real terrorists hiding in your Sanghi SHAKAS and they proved in all Bomb Blast cases first take care them. Now they get release because of your SHAKAS order from Nagpur and there is nothing wonder

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  • INDIAN, UDUPI

    Thu, Dec 28 2017

    Terror charges provisionally kept only for particular community and now a days NIA became the tool of present Govt.

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  • Sheikh M, Mangalore

    Thu, Dec 28 2017

    This is nothing in front of a person who murdered 3000 innocents and roaming freely in the world

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  • Ahmed K.C., Mangalore

    Thu, Dec 28 2017

    Not surprised at all, They can only frame charges against persons like Zakir Naik on the pretext of he is inspiring terrorism where as actual terrorists are aquitted.

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  • INDIAN, UDUPI

    Thu, Dec 28 2017

    No surprise if they will become soon BJPEEEEEEE MLA.

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  • Jamal, Bajpe

    Thu, Dec 28 2017

    Spot on...... they will b in election rally

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  • Hussain, Abu Dhabi

    Thu, Dec 28 2017

    BHAIYO BEHNOOOO...YE TOH HONA HI THA ...
    HONA THA KI NAHIIIIII ????

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  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Thu, Dec 28 2017

    ye toh hona hi tha. apna bahut yarana lagta hai. y did dey planted bombs?????????

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