Malegaon Blasts Case: NIA On Recommending Rohini Salian’s Removal As Special Public Prosecutor

Days after the Supreme Court sought replies from the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) and the National Investigation Agency (NIA) on the allegations of complicity between the prosecution and the accused in the Malegaon blast case, the NIA has written to the MHA listing reasons for recommending removal of Rohini Salian as its special public prosecutor.
According to the NIA, Salian wanted the agency to file an application in court to discharge nine Muslim men initially arrested in the 2006 Malegaon blast case. The agency has alleged that when it refused to comply, Salian refused to file the chargesheet in the case.
The NIA has also alleged that though Salian was an empaneled prosecutor, she did not consult the agency before filing any application in court. This, it said, led to the NIA being surprised when it went to court.
Another allegation by the NIA is that Salian did not maintain a “court diary” — a record of work done by the prosecutor for the agency he/ she represents.

Days after the Supreme Court sought replies from the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) and the National Investigation Agency (NIA) on the allegations of complicity between the prosecution and the accused in the Malegaon blast case, the NIA has written to the MHA listing reasons for recommending removal of Rohini Salian as its special public prosecutor. According to the NIA, Salian wanted the agency to file an application in court to discharge nine Muslim men initially arrested in the 2006 Malegaon blast case. The agency has alleged that when it refused to comply, Salian refused to file the chargesheet in the case. The NIA has also alleged that though Salian was an empaneled prosecutor, she did not consult the agency before filing any application in court. This, it said, led to the NIA being surprised when it went to court. Another allegation by the NIA is that Salian did not maintain a "court diary" -- a record of work done by the prosecutor for the agency he/ she represents.