Malegaon blasts: Bombay HC asks NIA if Sadhvi Pragya can be kept behind bars

The directions came while the bench was hearing a plea filed by Sadhvi Pragya Thakur challenging a special court order that denied her bail

By: Express News Service | Mumbai | Updated: October 15, 2016 10:03 am
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The Bombay High Court Friday directed the National Investigation Agency (NIA) to compile and submit all previous court orders concerning the 2008 Malegaon blasts accused Pragya Singh Thakur, while questioning if a person could be “kept behind bars even if there was no charge against him or her”.

The directions came while the bench was hearing a plea filed by Thakur challenging a special court order that denied her bail. Thakur, who was given a ‘clean chit’ by the NIA earlier this year, had approached the HC through her counsel, claiming that the special NIA court that rejected her bail plea on June 28 this year, erred in doing so.

“We would like to inspect both the chargesheets and go through the special court’s orders, particularly the one denying the appellant bail. We also want to go through the original records,” said the bench.

In her petition, she claimed that the special court failed to take into consideration the “change in circumstances” between November 2015 — when her last bail plea was rejected — and June 2016. In November 2015, following an order of the apex court, Thakur had filed a bail application before the special NIA court that was rejected after the court held that there existed prima facie evidence against her.

However, in May this year, NIA filed a chargesheet in the case absolving Thakur of all charges. NIA also dropped the stringent charge of Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act against all accused.

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    SubbuI
    Oct 15, 2016 at 5:19 am
    WITH OUT CASTING ANY ASPIRATIONS AGAINST JIDICARY. THIS CASE TERRORIST CASE MUST BE TRANSFERRED TO NON BJP RULED STATE LIKE ODISHA FOR FURTHER HEARINGS OUR OPENION A TERROTIST IS TERRORIST IRRESPECTVE OF THR RELEIGION HE OR SHE BELONGS. Must be punished as per law.
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      Abbiya
      Oct 15, 2016 at 5:22 am
      How many muslim innocent people keeping behind the bar.nobody couldn't raise voice for those innocent people have been keep behind the bar on flash charges
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        chattoo
        Oct 15, 2016 at 4:06 am
        Is it NIA or the judicial courts who decide about the persons to be kept behind the bars? It appears that the judicial process is jointly taking decision with NIA .
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          iftiindian
          Oct 15, 2016 at 6:31 am
          A known and dreaded terrorist like praggyan is being protected by NIA so that their political master can take mileage of good terrorist in coming election in UP. Like we have seen one of the aterrorist ,who kille Akhlaq, died natural death and got rewarded on the other hand an innocent young man like Ansari murdered by sanghi police in jharkhand but there is no outrage by any BJPigs Media pimps. All these are happening in view of UP election. So any conspiracy can be hatched at this juncture.
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            joseph
            Oct 15, 2016 at 8:07 am
            Yakub Memon was rightly hanged as his vehicle was used to transport bombs for the Bombay blasts. This saintly lady scooter was used to plant bombs in Malegoan blasts. But under Hindu Nationalist govt. how can they be treated equally?
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              Murthy
              Oct 15, 2016 at 9:03 am
              State Transport Ministry's record show that she had sold this scooter TWO YEARS prior to this blast. She has papers showing the to one Ramchandar. He was using the scooter as evidenced by the mechanics who serviced it, when brought in by him. She had no control over that scooter. In India, sometimes buyers of vehicles do not bother to transfer ownership, mainly to hide from tax authorities. People with lots of black money routinely buy vehicles in the names of others, may be, some village people known to them.
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                Murthy
                Oct 15, 2016 at 8:58 am
                This batch of people - Sadhvi, Purohith, Aseemanand and one other. were arrested by the UPA government to "demonstrate Hindu Terror", because this was the ONLY case that "seemed to them" to look good when published in the Media. They all belonged to an Org. with a Sanskrit name and they were all Hindus. Without any charge filed against them, this batch has already spent nearly TEN YEARS in jail.
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                  Mohan
                  Oct 15, 2016 at 7:44 am
                  And what are you a sneaking commie rat ?
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                    Mohan
                    Oct 15, 2016 at 7:45 am
                    If you check who the editor and resident editors are -- it would not surprise you !
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                      Mohan
                      Oct 15, 2016 at 7:46 am
                      More innocent Hindus than innocent Muslims languish in Indian jails
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                        Mohan
                        Oct 15, 2016 at 7:43 am
                        Natural death ?
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                          Mohan
                          Oct 15, 2016 at 7:39 am
                          Only a son of street urchin would comment so! Devoid of reason obsessed with bias
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                            naidu kare
                            Oct 15, 2016 at 5:35 am
                            she must be in jail till the court decides
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                              Parth Garg
                              Oct 15, 2016 at 4:45 am
                              If there is a contradiction in the reports of NIA and ATS the Court should itself probe the reasons behind it. There could be some political issues behind the diverse conclusions by the two agencies.
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                                P Balu
                                Oct 15, 2016 at 7:22 am
                                Really?? I do not think so. For you this heinous women stand for Hindus but for people of some integrity and intelligence, this women is a shame for Hindus. You must be a low IQ chest thumping RSS .
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                                  P Balu
                                  Oct 15, 2016 at 7:29 am
                                  Take her your home if you feel so bad about this. All bad Hindus will support her anyway. That is your BJP ,a bunch of lowly communal thugs.
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                                    P Balu
                                    Oct 15, 2016 at 7:27 am
                                    Yeah true, you low life communal thug. People like you are the biggest curse for India.
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                                      PRAVIN S
                                      Oct 15, 2016 at 5:43 am
                                      jud i ci a ry totally contro led by bra h mn ist people if any lower courts give any punishment jail or fine against any higher ca ste / s a f r o n or their s t o o ges who might spill beans - they will arrange their judges to so HC SC and relieve that person
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                                        PRAVIN S
                                        Oct 15, 2016 at 9:43 am
                                        she is accused also in sunil joshi murder case - as he was to spill beans - she has cancer also - nausau chuhe ka ke billi chali haj ko ha ha ha ha
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                                          Raider
                                          Oct 15, 2016 at 5:42 am
                                          UP elections around this case comes up a good terrorist going to be released. 'Achche Din' for good terrorist ahead.
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                                            Curious onlooker
                                            Oct 15, 2016 at 3:06 am
                                            Does the NIA decide on cases before it on the basis of political pressure exerted on it? The Special Court which maintained unequivocally that prima facie evidence existed on her complicity or active involvement in the Malegaon bomb blasts, now turns against its own verdict.If the Special Court is merely a farce, why is that Court ever necessary?
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