New Delhi, June 29: Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur cannot avoid the connection with her motorcycle, the Special National Investigation Agency court said. The court had rejected the bail plea filed by Sadhvi Pragya, an accused in the Malegaon blasts case.
During the course of the arguments, the NIA had pointed out that it did not oppose her bail plea. The agency submitted that it had found no evidence against her.
The bone of contention was a motor cycle registered in her name which was used in the blasts. However the NIA had pointed out that she had sold it long before the blast, but the buyer had not transferred the documents.
Ownership cannot be ignored:
The court took a serious view of the NIA's submissions and stated that at this stage her ownership of the motor cycle cannot be ignored. The court cited the statement of the witness who had said that she had inquired as to why the casualties were less through her vehicle had been used in the blast.
The court also observed that it had reasonable reason to believe that the charges against her were true, prima facie. The court said that bail cannot be granted merely on the ground that the NIA had said it had no objection to the same.
Syed Nisar Ahmed a resident of Malegaon who lost his son Bilal in the blast had moved the court challenging the clean chit being given to her had also opposed her bail plea. His advocate had argued that bail cannot be granted if the investigating agency is not opposing the same. He also argued that it was for the court to take a final call on the issue.