Investigation in 2006 Malegaon blast case unfair: Khurshid

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Mumbai, Feb 20 (PTI) Investigation in the 2006 Malegaonblast, for which nine Muslims were arrested, was "unfair" andjustice needs to be done in the case, Union Minister ofMinority Affairs Salman Khurshid said today.

"It is very clear that injustice has happened. Hundredper cent foolproof investigations are not possible in anycase. Many people are arrested during investigation, broughtbefore court and some of them are set free. But repeatedlytargeting ''some people'' is unfair," Khurshid told reporters onthe sidelines of a conference organised by an Urdu newschannel.

"Subsequent developments indicate that review andrethinking is necessary in the case," he said, apparentlyreferring to the names of right groups cropping up in the bombattack.

Khurshid said that Union Home Minister P Chidambaram wasin touch with Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan andUnion Law Minister Veerappa Moily to take the case to itslogical conclusion.

"Union Home Minister is looking after the matter, ChiefMinister is in touch with the Home Minister, and Home Ministeris in contact with the Union Law Minister over the issue," hesaid.

Speaking at the conference, Chavan said that the Malegaonblast, in which 36 people were killed and several othersinjured on September 8, 2006 in the powerloom town in Nashikdistrict, was a painful chapter in Maharashtra''s history.


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