The direction came when senior advocate Harish Salve, appearing for Purohit, said an observation in last year’s bail order of the apex court has been construed as that the issue of prosecution sanction be raised and considered at the time of trial.
The DGMI probe, which began in October 2008, shortly after Purohit’s name cropped up in the 2008 Malegaon blast, revealed that beginning October 2007, Purohit used his “relaxed work environment” at the Army Education Corps (AEC) Training College to hold meetings and negotiations with prominent religious leaders and arms dealers.
Lt Colonel Prasad Shrikant Purohit Purohit on Wednesday reported to his Army unit after he was released from prison. A team of Military Police and Quick Response Team of the Army took him to a military station at Colaba in south Mumbai.
While granting bail to Purohit on Monday, the Supreme Court observed that there were contradictions in the chargesheets filed by the Maharashtra ATS and the NIA. The case dates back to September 29, 2008, when six people were killed in a bomb blast at Malegaon.
Purohit was yesterday produced before the special (NIA) National Investigation Agency court at Mumbai which is hearing the accused on framing of charges in blast case, while his lawyers approached Supreme Court and got his bail conditions modified.
A special NIA court charged all seven accused in the 2008 Malegaon blast case with terror conspiracy, murder and other related offences. This includes Lt Col Prasad Purohit and Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur.