June 30, 2022 9:54 am
The Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS), which had initially investigated the blast before the case was transferred to the National Investigation Agency, had recorded the statement of the witness in 2008.
September 30, 2021 11:21 am
In Maharashtra, the Malegaon 2008 blast trial is one of the oldest and longest pending cases being prosecuted by the central agency, which was set up the same year as the incident in the aftermath of the Mumbai terror attacks to fast-track and prosecute terror-related cases.
July 20, 2021 8:11 am
"I am an unsung hero of Indian army. I was protecting the Prime Minister. The material (against me) is not sufficient for sanction. Let the trial court decide on the issue of sanction and pass order and not wait till the conclusion of trial," said Purohit.
October 17, 2020 7:46 am
Upadhyay, a resident of Pune and a native of Ballia in UP, had contested the 2019 Lok Sabha elections from his native constituency as an Independent candidate.
May 14, 2019 3:27 am
So far, over 100 witnesses have deposed in the case, including witnesses whose statements were recorded by the ATS.
October 21, 2018 2:17 am
The special court on Saturday rejected an application filed by Purohit and arguments put forth by other accused that UAPA was not applicable in this case.
October 12, 2017 5:51 am
The NIA charge sheet, which described Kulkarni as a social worker, said he was part of various meetings along with the other accused, including one held in Faridabad where the formation of a ‘Hindu government’ at the Centre was allegedly discussed.
August 22, 2017 6:41 pm
"I am a simple army man, I love my uniform. I will not comment on politicians and political parties", Purohit was quoted as saying.
July 28, 2017 9:32 pm
In an affidavit filed in the apex court on a plea by Purohit, who is seeking bail, the NIA said it had not objected to bail being granted to Thakur as it had not found sufficient evidence against her. "It is not correct to say that the high court..." it said.
July 26, 2017 12:46 am
Twelve people, including Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur and Lieutenant Colonel Prasad Purohit, were arrested in connection with the blast.