MUMBAI: Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur, accused within the 2008 Malegaon blast case and BJP MP, appeared earlier than a particular NIA trial courtroom in Mumbai on Monday.
Thakur was current together with 4 different accused together with Lt Col Prasad Purohit, retired Major Ramesh Upadhyay and Sameer Kulkarni and Sudhakar Chaturvedi. Two co-accused weren’t current.
The particular National Investigation Agency (NIA) courtroom posted the proceedings to Tuesday because the defence lawyer for accused could not attend the listening to on account of exigency and thus, was unable to conduct the scheduled cross-examination of a prosecution witness.
Thakur stated she has sure well being points and had medical exams lined up. The defence lawyer J P Mishra sought an exemption for her common presence. The courtroom requested her to file an utility for exemption but additionally instructed her that she ought to stay current when requested by the courtroom.
On December 19, the particular public prosecutor Avinash Rasal within the case had, “strongly opposed’’ to her earlier exemption utility and submitted that Thakur, an accused was “attending regular duties until December 17, however thereafter was admitted to the hospital.’’ “It seems that the accused No.1 tried to keep away from to attend the courtroom’’ the SPP had stated on the final date however in view of her enterprise to look on January 4, 2021, had stated her plea could also be thought of however with a course for her to stay current on January 4, failing which applicable motion be taken.
The courtroom had thus allowed her utility and given her a “final probability’’ to make her look on January 4, which she abided by.
Six individuals had died and over 100 injured when a bomb exploded in Malegaon on September 29, 2008.