2008 Malegaon blast

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Malegaon trial: Court rejects NIA plea for gag on media

Allowing the intervention application filed by 11 journalists, including from The Indian Express, Special Judge V S Padalkar said that conducting the trial in a “transparent manner” is among the reasons for rejecting the NIA’s plea.

NIA wants in-camera trial of 2008 Malegaon blast case

Six people were killed and 100 others injured when a bomb strapped to a motorcycle went off near a mosque in north Maharashtra town of Malegaon, about 200 km from here, on September 29, 2008.

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Malegaon blast: Bombay HC gives NIA two weeks to inform it about trial schedule

A division bench of Justice Ranjit More and Bharati Dangre was hearing a petition filed by one of the accused, Sameer Kulkarni, seeking a direction for trial proceedings to be video recorded and a direction to the lower court to complete the trial within six months.

Malegaon blast: Won’t examine witnesses whose names are truncated in chargesheet for a week, says NIA

The trial court was expected to record evidence of the witness who had conducted the spot panchnama after the blast. The witness had last week identified two motorcycles including an LML Freedom — which the ATS claimed belonged to accused Pragya Singh Thakur — and five bicycles present at the spot.

Malegaon blast case: NIA court allows Pragya Thakur’s plea for exemption for today

Special Judge V S Padalkar, while allowing her exemption plea for Thursday had said the exemption sought till “further orders”, cannot be allowed.

2008 Malegaon blast case: Mob of 15,000 manipulated crime scene, Pragya Thakur’s lawyers claim in court

The blast, which occurred at Bhiku Chowk on September 29, 2008, at around 9.30 pm, also injured over 100 people. Thakur’s lawyers submitted that after the blast, the police could not reach the site of the explosion for over six hours, and therefore could not see any motorcycle or bicycle at the spot.

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2008 Malegaon blast case: Court rejects Pragya Thakur’s plea for exemption from appearance ‘till further orders’

Thakur, through her lawyers J P Mishra and Prashant Maggu, sought exemption from appearance till further orders on various grounds.

2008 Malegaon blast: In courtroom, spotlight on role of sniffer dog

According to the certificate prepared by the witness at the site hours after the blast, a sniffer dog named Shaun had given a “signal” about the presence of explosive particles on the motorcycle.

Sadhvi Pragya too unwell to be in trial court, but she is well enough to be here

Sadhvi Pragya's lawyer told Malegaon blast case court she is in hospital, can’t travel to Mumbai. But in Bhopal around noon Thursday, she attended an event to garland the statue of Maharana Pratap on his birth anniversary.

Malegaon blast case: NIA court grants one day exemption to Pragya Thakur, hearing adjourned

It is to be noted that Pragya recently won the Lok Sabha election from Bhopal seat despite a strong outrage against her candidature defeating Congress candidate former MP CM Digvijaya Singh. 

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