Sadhvi Pragya Thakur’s Bail Rejected By Mumbai Court In Malegaon Blast Case

Mumbai, June 28:  Sadhvi Pragya Thakur, an accused in the 2008 Malegaon blasts in which eight people were killed, was denied bail by a special court in Mumbai today.

In May, the National Investigation Agency or NIA had dropped charges against Sadhvi Pragya and five others under the Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act.

The Sadhvi’s lawyer then filed a bail petition requesting that her name be dropped from the list of accused.  The petition said she has been in jail for several years.

Sadhvi Pragya was charged by the Maharashtra Anti-Terror Squad in 2009, which said her motorcycle that was used to plant the bomb that that killed eight and wounded over 100.

The National Investigation Agency said in a recent charge-sheet that evidence against her was the weakest and not substantial. It also said the motorcycle registered in her name was used by an accused who is missing.