Lawyers in Malegaon, who had defended the Muslims arrested for the earlier 2006 bombing, alleged that the state was not acting in an impartial manner.
The 2008 blasts claimed the lives of four Muslims and alleged Hindu extremists are the accused in the case.
A National Investigation Agency constable, who was arrested by the Ahmedabad Crime Branch in connection with an alleged extortion racket.
The Supreme Court stated in April this year that there was no evidence to charge the accused, including Purohit and Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur, under MCOCA.
The fate of this trial assumes significance in the wake of the accusation by Maharashtra SPP Rohini Salian’s revelation.
Congress leader Ajay Maken said that SPP Rohini Salian’s revelation has established that the NIA wants the terror accused ‘sympathetic to RSS/BJP ideology’ to be acquitted.
Trial in the Samjhauta express blast case in which 68 persons were killed is on since February 24, 2014.
The National Investigation Agency arrested Noor-ul-Haque, alleged to be a financial brain behind banned Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) terror outfit, for his role in the larger conspiracy behind October blasts at Burdwan.
Willy Naru, who ran a spa in Bangkok, was arrested by Thai authorities in August 2013 on the basis of the Red Corner Notice against him.
Naga insurgent outfit NSCN (Khaplang) has claimed responsibility for the ambush.
Chargesheet against Areeb Majeed mentions 12 LRs written by NIA to various countries.
The four young men from Kalyan — Areeb Majeed, Fahad Shaikh, Amaan Tandel and Saheem Tanki — left their homes and went to fight for the IS in Iraq and Syria in May 2014.
The NIA has also started probing the September 12, 2014 blast in a rented room in Bijnor.
According to the chargesheet, Majeed reached Istanbul on Nov 26, 2014 and “sneaked” into India by a Turkish airline flight.
Sources told The Indian Express that requests under the Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty (MLAT) had been sent to 12 countries.