Nashik (Maharashtra), July 31(ANI): A Nashik Sessions Court on Friday dropped MCOCA (Maharashtra Control of Organised Crimes Act), which had been charged against Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur, one of the prime accused in the 2008 Malegaon blast case.
The court further gave four weeks to the Government of Maharashtra to appeal against the order in the High Court.
Meanwhile, the Maharashtra Anti-Terror Squad has decided to appeal in the High Court.
The decision has come as a great relief for Sadhvi Pragya, as a special court had earlier rejected her bail pleas, which had refused to accept her argument that the prosecution had failed to follow certain provisions of MCOCA.
Sadhvi Pragya was arrested by the Mumbai Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) and was charged under the stringent MCOCA for her alleged role in the September 29, 2008 Malegaon blast, which had killed six people and injured seventy others. (ANI)