Thakur, who is contesting on a BJP ticket from Bhopal, is one of the seven accused in the case, whom the court had directed to remain present before it at least once a week in an order passed earlier on Friday.
Pragya Singh Thakur, Lt Colonel Prasad Purohit, Sameer Kulkarni, Ajay Rahirkar, Sudhakar Dhar Dwivedi, Sudhakar Chaturvedi, Major (retired) Ramesh Upadhyay are facing trial for their alleged role in the 2008 Malegaon 2008 blast which killed six and injured 101 people.
In a statement in 2016, which is a part of the NIA chargesheet, the witness had claimed that Ashfaq — the youth Qureshi is alleged to have influenced to join Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) — had told him that he often went to the IRF office and met Qureshi.
Bilal, who is an intervener in the trial, has said in his plea that the ATS has not been present during the trial proceedings to assist NIA’s special public prosecutor (SPP) despite having conducted the initial probe.
The Esplanade Mansion building was once the Watson's Hotel, named after owner John Watson. Among the unverified legends about the erstwhile hotel, and one that is popular among its tenants, is the one about how the restaurant did not allow entry to Indians, including Jamsetji Tata.
According to the ED, a probe had shown that the GBS was established in 2006 and was linked to Naik. In his statement recorded on March 28, 2018, Sathak told the ED that GBS maintained a strict, ethical standard for all its programmes as well as advertisements.
In its order, the high court had directed the MHADA to chalk out an entire programme for repairing the structure in phases. The directives were issued after a portion of a balcony of the building had crashed on a taxi, parked below it on July 15 last year.
In 2017, Dongri resident Abdul Karim Bunglewale had filed a complaint before the district consumer forum against BMC Commissioner Ajoy Mehta and the assistant engineer of ward B, seeking restoration of water supply to his home
In its order, the court said that elections do not fall within its purview. But it also pointed out that since the trial against Thakur is underway, it cannot be said that there is no prima facie evidence against her.