Sadhvi to undergo medical examination

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Mumbai, Nov 25 (UNI) Special Maharashtra Control for Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) court Judge Y D Shinde today directed the chief medical officer of the central prison to conduct medical examination of Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur, the key accused in the Malegaon blast case.

The direction was issued by the court, following a petition by Sadhvi, seeking medical examination by an expert. The judge wanted the medical report to be submitted to the court on December three.

The Sadhvi, in another affidavit yesterday, charged the ATS of physically assaulting her and inflicting mental torture.

Meanwhile, the prosecution was likely to file its reply to the affidavits filed by the accused Sadhvi Pragya, Lt Col Prasad Purohit and ex-army man Ramesh Upadhyay, alleging physical and mental torture by ATS, on the next date of hearing, Sadhvi's counsel Advocate Ganesh Sovani told mediapersons.

The other accused had also made similar allegations against the ATS officials.

Judge Shinde had thereafter rejected prosecution's demand of Police custody and sent Sadhvi Thakur, Shamlal Sahu, Ajay Rahirkar, Sameer Kulkarni, Ramesh Upadhyay, Shivnarayan Singh and Prasad Srikant Purohit to judicial custody till December three.

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