Sadhvi gets bail in 2008 Malegaon blast

Mumbai: The Bombay High Court today granted bail to Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur nearly nine years in the 2008 Malegaon bomb blast case. She has been granted bail on a surety of Rs 500,000 after the National Investigation Agency had granted a 'clean chit' to her in May 2016. However, the court rejected an appeal filed by another co-accused in the same case, former army officer Lt. Col. Prasad Purohit, challenging a lower court rejecting his bail plea. Six persons…

Mumbai: The Bombay High Court today granted bail to Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur nearly nine years in the 2008 Malegaon bomb blast case.

She has been granted bail on a surety of Rs 500,000 after the National Investigation Agency had granted a ‘clean chit’ to her in May 2016.

However, the court rejected an appeal filed by another co-accused in the same case, former army officer Lt. Col. Prasad Purohit, challenging a lower court rejecting his bail plea.

Six persons were killed in the blast in Malegaon, a Muslim-dominated powerloom town in Nashik district in September 2008.