Mumbai, Dec 16: The Bombay High Court on Friday adjourned 2008 Malegoan blast accused Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur’s bail plea till January 12, 2017. A special NIA court had rejected the bail application of Thakur in June. Also Read - Tandav Row: Bombay HC Grants Transit Pre-Arrest Bail To Ali Abbas Zafar And Others After FIR in Lucknow
Thakur had been earlier given clean chit by the probe in May. In an application, Pragya had earlier contended that there was no evidence against her. According to one of the witnesses, the motorcycle used in the blast was owned by her, but it was in the possession of Ramchandra Kalsangra, who is an absconding accused. Also Read - Breaking News January 18 Updates
Some of the witnesses had retracted their complaint and filed complaints of torture by the Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS). Earlier, the central agency, had dropped all the charges against Pragya and five others, citing lack of evidence, in its charge sheet filed on May 13. ALSO READ- Malegaon blast case: Sadhvi Pragya Singh’s bail plea rejected Also Read - Sedition Case Against Kangana Ranaut: Bombay HC Extends Interim Relief To Actor Till January 25
Nisar Ahmed Sayyed Bilal, who was among those injured in the blast, opposed her plea and filed an intervention application. Seven people were killed in the blast at Malegaon on September 29, 2008, which is a predominantly Muslim town in north Maharashtra. Pragya was charged by the Maharashtra ATS in 2009 saying it was her motorcycle that was used to plant the bomb.