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Malegaon blast accused Lt Col Purohit walks free after 9 years, reaches Colaba Military Station

By Chennabasaveshwar
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Navi Mumbai, August 23: After nine years in jail, Lt Col Shrikant Prasad Purohit was out on bail from Taloja jail on Wednesday morning. The Supreme Court had granted him bail in the 2008 Malegaon blast case on Monday.

    Colonel Shrikant Purohit finally walks free after 8 years in jail | Oneindia News

    Col Purohit was escorted by the police team, army vehicles after his release. He has reached Colaba Military Station after being released from Taloja Jail.

    Lt. Col. Shrikant Prasad Purohit, who was granted bail by the Supreme Court yesterday in the 2008 Malegaon blast case, being taken to Session Court from Taloja Jail on Tuesday. PTI Photo

    Purohit was produced before the special NIA judge S D Tekale here on Tuesday. In the afternoon, Purohit's lawyers in Delhi approached the Supreme Court, seeking modification of bail conditions.

    "The SC accepted our request and allowed us to avail of cash bail instead of producing sureties," said advocate Shrikant Shivde, Purohit's lawyer.

    Purhoit's lawyers then initiated the procedure for getting a release order, which the special NIA court issued in the evening.

    Police escorted Purohit back to Taloja jail near Mumbai a little after 6.30 PM. An Army vehicle had reached there to take Purohit, but it left after realising that he may not come out as formalities for his release will take some more time.

    His bail was granted after Purohit had spent more than eight years in jail. The court said that Purohit should cooperate with the investigations. He should not tamper with the evidence or influence the witnesses the court also said.

    Supreme Court said "we set aside order of Bombay High court" while granting conditional bail to Malegaon blast accused Lt Colonel Purohit, reports ANI. A bench of Justices R K Agrawal and A M Sapre passed the order on the plea.

    (With agency inputs)

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