After spending nine years in jail, Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur gets bail from Bombay High Court in 2008 Malegaon blast case.
While Sadhvi, the accused of plotting the 2008 Malegaon blast was granted bail, Â the court denied any relief to co-accused former Lt Col Prasad Purohit.
“The appeal filed by Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur is allowed. The applicant (Sadhvi) is directed to be released on bail on a surety of Rs 5 lakh. The appeal filed by Prasad Purohit stands dismissed,” said a division bench of Justices Ranjit More and Shalini Phansalkar Joshi.
The court directed Sadhvi Pragya to surrender her passport to the National Investigation Agency (NIA). It also directed her not to tamper with the evidence and to report to NIA court as and when required.
“We have said in our order that prima facie there is no case made out against Sadhvi,” Justice More said while refusing to stay today’s order.
Eight persons were killed and nearly 100 others were injured when a bomb planted on a motorcycle went off in Malegaon on 29 September 2008.
The blast was allegedly carried out by right-wing group Abhinav Bharat. Including Purohit and Sadhvi, 11 persons are at present in jail in the case, according to the investigating agencies.