Malegaon blast accused Lt Col Prasad Shrikant Purohit was taken to Mumbai sessions court on Tuesday for hearing on his discharge application.

Speaking to media, Col Purohit refused to comment on investigative agencies.

“I do not wish to say anything about investigative agencies,” Col Purohit told the reporters on his way to the court.

When asked how long the procedure will take to enable him to walk out of court, Col Purohit said he was not aware of it.

“I am not aware of it now. I will speak to my wife in Delhi and inform her,” he told NewsX. He added that he has filed an application seeking permission to make phone calls. 

Col Purohit was granted bail by the Supreme Court on Monday in 2008 Malegaon blast case. 

“Keeping in view the fact that NIA’s supplementary chargesheet is at variance with the chargesheet filed by ATS and that the trial is likely to take a long time and Purohit has been in prison for about eight years and eight months, we are of the considered view that Purohit has made out a prima facie case for release on bail and we deem it appropriate to enlarge him on bail,” a bench of Justices R K Agrawal and A M Sapre said while passing the order. 

Purohit, along with Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur, were among the key accused in the 2008 Malegaon bombing case, in which seven people were killed.

 

 

First Published | 22 August 2017 10:50 AM
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