November 30, 2016 3:34:27 am
The Bombay High Court on Tuesday started hearing arguments put forth by Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur’s defence counsel with respect to her bail plea in the Malegaon blast of September 2008.
Lawyer Avinash Gupta told a division bench of Justice Ranjit More and Justice Shalini Phansalkar that the forensic reports suggesting that the motorcycle on which the bomb was planted belonged to Sadhvi cannot be relied upon. He also added that she gave away the bike four years before the blast to another absconding accused in the case.
Advocate Niyaza Lodhi also filed an intervention application on behalf of the father of 19-year-old Sayyed Ahmed, who died in the blast, stating that ATS had collected substantial evidence that pointed to the complicity of Sadhvi. The hearing will continue on December 16.
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