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I am a victim of Chidambaram’s ‘saffron terrorism’ bogey- Sadhvi

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Bhopal: Out on bail in the 2008 Malegaon blast case, Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur on Thursday alleged she was “falsely implicated in the case to endorse the bogey of saffron terrorism, a term coined by erstwhile Home Minister P Chidambaram.”

Sadhvi (44), who was granted bail by Bombay High Court, was released from judicial custody after the bail formalities were completed in the afternoon. She is undergoing treatment at Khushilal Ayurvedic Hospital for cancer. The high court granted bail to Sadhvi holding that prima facie no case was made out against her.

The high court had asked her to furnish cash surety of Rs 5 lakh and surrender her passport to the NIA. It had also directed her not to tamper with the evidence and to report to the NIA court as and when required.


Sadhvi alleged the Mumbai ATS, which probed the case earlier, had “illegally detained” her and that she was subjected to “severe torture.”

“This was certainly a conspiracy hatched by Congress-led UPA government, which resulted into my nine-year ordeal. It (the conspiracy) was (meant) to endorse the bogey of saffron terrorism, a term coined by P Chidambaram (former home minister). I am innocent,” Sadhvi said.