Mumbai: As per media reports Malegaon bomb blast case accused Sadhvi Pragya Singh Takhur has been granted bail by The Bombay High Court on Tuesday while denied any relief to co-accused former Lt Col Prasad Purohit.
“The appeal filed by Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur is allowed. The applicant (Sadhvi) is directed to be released on bail on a surety of Rs 5 lakh. The appeal filed by Prasad Purohit stands dismissed,” said a division Bench of Justices Ranjit More and Shalini Phansalkar Joshi reads a quote in Hindustan Times.
The court directed Sadhvi Pragya to surrender her passport to the National Investigation Agency (NIA). It also directed her not to tamper with the evidence and to report to NIA court as and when required.
“We have said in our order that prima facie there is no case made out against Sadhvi,” Justice More said while refusing to stay today’s order. Sadhvi Pragya and Purohit accused of involvement in Malegaon bomb blast case in which eight persons were killed and nearly 80 others were injured when a bomb strapped to a motorcycle had exploded in Malegaon on September 29, 2008.
Sadhvi Pragya and Purohit were arrested in 2008 and are in jail since then.