Mumbai: A special National Investigation agency (NIA) on Monday rejected bail plea of Col Purohit, the main accused in the 2008 Malegaon blast case. 
 
However, earlier in June, one of the former RAW officers said that Purohit was a victim of the manipulation of terrorism.
 
The Malegaon bombings where 37 people lost their lives, was initially blamed on the Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI). After a chargesheet was filed in 2013, the blame was shifted towards a Hindu extremist group Abhinav Bharat.