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Over to the court: Salian, who raised first red flag

In the second supplementary chargesheet, the NIA dropped charges against Sadhvi Pragya Thakur and five other accused.

Written by Sunanda Mehta | Pune | Updated: May 14, 2016 5:11 am
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THE CHARGESHEET filed by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) Friday in the 2008 Malegaon blasts is nothing but the agency’s opinion on which the court has to take a decision, according to Rohini Salian, former special public prosecutor in the case.

“This chargesheet the NIA filed today is their opinion, it’s not a judgment. The order has to come from the court that will decide on the basis of evidence submitted to them earlier and now. They need to club the chargesheet filed earlier by the ATS and what has been given now by the NIA, and come to their own, independent conclusion and decision,” Salian told The Indian Express.

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In the second supplementary chargesheet, the NIA dropped charges against Sadhvi Pragya Thakur and five other accused. The agency also dropped all charges under the stringent MCOCA law against 10 other accused, including Lt Col Prasad Purohit.

Also read – 2002-03 Mumbai blasts case: Investigation was flawless… the best that police could do, says Rohini Salian 

Salian had raised the first red flag in the case on June 24, 2015, when she told The Indian Express that as special public prosecutor, she had been under pressure from the NIA to go “soft” on the accused ever since “the new government came to power” at the Centre. In October, after she was removed as the case prosecutor, she named the NIA officer who had contacted her.

Also read – Malegaon blasts case: Salian speaks up again after NIA’s U-turn

“What about the 5,000-page chargesheet filed earlier, with interception of calls and evidences from the laptop? The chargesheet was already filed by ATS in 2009 on the basis of which the case travelled up to the Supreme Court. Now the NIA are saying something else. But it’s not up to them to give a judgment about the ATS, they are not investigating the ATS, are they? They need to follow the procedure under law, and the CrPc prevalent in this country, which is binding on everyone. Only the court has the right to deliver the judgment based on evidence from all sides,” said Salian.

Asked if the NIA move had vindicated her stance on the case, Salian said that it was not up to her to make any comment.

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    Abhinav Gour
    May 14, 2016 at 7:25 am
    are they trying to Doubt over the Credibility of an Excellent Investigator and a Leader from the Front Veer Hemant Karkare because of whose Martyrdom We Indians Feel Safe as because of their Bravery Kasab was Caught...
    1. N
      May 14, 2016 at 3:23 am
      Fools are those who supported for Modi.
      1. M
        May 14, 2016 at 3:19 am
        Brahmin bhakts are very cleverly missing.
        1. D
          May 14, 2016 at 1:41 am
          The objective of the Malegaon macre of Muslims by brahmin Sadhvi Pragya Thakur and brahmin Lt Col Prasad Shrikant Purohit was to instigate Muslims against Hindus. Both the brahmin filths were asked to carryout the macre by RSS. Money flows for such activities from foreign organizations like the brahmin gang misusing Hinduism called Hindu America Foundation(HAF) and used liberally for driving wedge between peaceful societies all over india. It was a g ploy to create large scale violence and to sacrifice Hindus by the brahmin scoundrels.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Remember brahmins have all through history macred indigenous potion all along their path of migration from the Caucasus/ Western Iran from where they were literally kicked out. The last kickout they got was in 1947 during the great migration from stan. People have been lead to believe by the brahmin propaa that it was Hindus who were driven out of stan. NO. It was not Hindus, because there were no Hindus in stan. There were only brahmins, left over from the migration. (Note: Chanakya,imaginary though, was born in Taxasila(present Taxila in NW stan). Brahmins being born cowards, they always need somebody to hide behind. Hinduism was their best choice because of the mive potion of Hindus. They still think they can manite Hindus to believe that Hinduism is under attack from Islam and use that strategy to protect themselves and sustain in history.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;The macre in Malegaon is in itself proof of their strategy to sacrifice Hindus and Muslims, sit back relaxed and enjoy the warmth of the burning dead bodies of both Hindus and Muslims.
          1. A
            May 14, 2016 at 3:43 am
            Thanks that our judiciary is independent of parties and agencies.
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