2008 Malegaon blasts: Sadhavi moves SC for bail

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Sadhvi Pragya
New Delhi, Jul 25: Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur, who is facing charges for her involvement in the 2008 Malegaon bomb blast case, has moved the Supreme Court for bail.

Pragya's counsel Sushil Balwada, who has filed the petition challenging the denial of bail by the Bombay High Court, said he will seek adjournment of the matter for two weeks.

The High Court had rejected her bail plea on Mar 12.

He said Sadhvi will also file a petition against the Jul 19, decision of the High Court restoring the charges under the stringent anti-organised crime law Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act.

The High Court had ordered that Pragya and ten other accused in the Malegaon blast case will face trial under MCOCA and had quashed the decision of the Special Court which had dropped the charges under the special law.

Lt Col SP Purohit, Rakesh Dhawde, Ramesh Upadhyay, Shyamlal Sahu, Shivnarain Kalsangra, Sudhakar Chaturvedi, Jagdish Mhatre and Sameer Kulkarni were the other accused in the Malegaon bomb blast case

7 people were killed in a bomb blast on Sep 29, 2008, at Malegaon, a communally-sensitive textile town in Nasik district of North Maharashtra. The probe into the blast has brought into focus some right-wing Hindu groups.

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