Sadhvi Pragya seeks bail after being discharged by NIA in Malegaon blasts case

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New Delhi, May 30: Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur who was given a clean chit by the NIA in the Malegaon blasts case has moved the court seeking bail.

In her bail plea she said that she ought to be released as the National Investigation Agency had dropped charges against her. 

Sadhvi Pragya Singh

She has stated that she has been in jail for several years now. Her bail plea had in the past been rejected since the case was under investigation.

However now the investigating agency has dropped charges against her and hence she be granted bail, she has said in her bail plea.

The National Investigation Agency had dropped charges against Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur in the Malegaon blasts case. The NIA has cited want of evidence.

The National Investigation Agency which is probing the Malegaon 2008 blast case is likely to tell the court that there is no evidence against Sadhvi Pragya.

Of all the accused in the case, the NIA suggests that the case against Sadhvi is the weakest.

She had been arrested by the Maharashtra ATS on the charge that it was her motorcycle that was used to plant the bomb at Malegaon in 2008.

However a detailed investigation found that the motor cycle was never used by her. The NIA has also not been able to find any evidence regarding her participation in the conspiracy.

For Sadhvi Pragya, the first relief came when charges slapped under the stringent Maharashtra Control of Organised Crimes Act had been slapped.

While the ATS which probed the case at first had claimed that she had played a major part in the conspiracy, the NIA has found no such evidence.

The motor cycle which was registered in her name was used to place the bomb. However the NIA has learnt that the bike was used by Ramachandra Kalasanghra an absconding accused in the case.

He was using the bike for two years and could have had used the same in the blast as well.

The NIA had told the court that there is not enough evidence against Sadhvi to charge her in this case. The final decision would however lie with the court and if the same is accepted she will walk free after 8 years. 

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