Mumbai: A special Mumbai court, on Monday, will hear the bail plea of 2008 Malegaon blast accused Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur.
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) which had earlier given her a clean chit in the Malegaon blasts case has decided to drop her name from the list of accused in its chargesheet, citing lack of evidences. The agency has also dropped charges against her under the Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (Mcoca).
In its chargesheet, the NIA had recommended discharging four accused - Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur, Shyam Sahu, Shiv Narayan Kalsangra and Praveen Takkalki due to the lack of evidences against them for prosecution.
The September 2008 blast in the Muslim-majority Malegaon town had killed six people and left more than 100 people injured. The case was reportedly one of the most prominent in a string of alleged Hindu terror cases.
The Maharashtra ATS which began probing in the beginning, had arrested Pragya and several others in connection with the case. The NIA had taken over the case in 2011.
Pragya’s lawyer Prashant Maggu had filed the bail plea, following a clean chit by NIA. It now remains to be seen whether the court will uphold the chargesheet of NIA .