Bengaluru, June 6: Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur's bail plea will be heard by a special court in Mumbai today. The National Investigation Agency which had given her a clean chit in the Malegaon blasts case will not oppose her bail plea.
An NIA official informed OneIndia that there were no charges against her and hence we had suggested to the court that she be discharged.
The Malegaon blasts in 2008 had claimed several lives. The Maharashtra ATS which probed the case first had arrested Pragya and several others in connection with the case. Later on the probe was handed over to the NIA. The NIA in a chargesheet filed recently had dropped charges against her.
While the NIA has given her a clean chit, it is now up to the court to take a final call. It is the court which will decide on whether to uphold the chargesheet of the NIA or not. Officials say that in normal course, courts usually do not interfere with the chargesheet filed by the investigating agency.
Following the clean chit, Pragya had filed a bail plea. The hearing is expected to come up today before the special court. The NIA is unlikely to oppose her bail plea. There is no point in opposing the plea, the officer noted.