Clean Chit for Sadhvi in 2008 Blasts Case
In a major twist in the 2008 Malegaon Blasts Case National Investigation Agency (NIA) has decided not to name Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur as accused in its chargesheet which is likely to be filed on Friday. The agency has decided to drop charges under the stringent Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) against Thakur. The NIA is likely to tell the court later today that there is not enough evidence against Sadhvi to charge her in this case.
The final decision would however lie with the court and if the same is accepted she will walk free after 8 years. Twelve persons, including the Sadhvi and Purohit, were arrested for carrying out a blast at Malegaon, a predominantly Muslim town in north Maharashtra, on September 29, 2008, killing six persons and injuring 100.