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    Malegaon case: Jolt for Sadhvi, Purohit

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Tuesday refused to stay the framing of charges against the Hindu right-wing activists who are arraigned as accused in the 2008 Malegaon bomb blast case. The high court’s order rejecting the plea is a setback for the accused – Sadhvi Pragyasingh Thakur, Colonel SP Purohit and Sameer Kulkarni. They had moved the division bench of Justices Sambhaji Shinde and Mridula Bhatkar, seeking a stay on framing

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    2008 Malegaon blast case: Bombay HC refuses to stop framing of charges against Srikant Purohit and 13 other accused

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Tuesday declined to stay a lower court order for framing of charges in a case against Lt. Col. Srikant P. Purohit and 13 other accused in connection with the 2008 Malegaon blast. Purohit had challenged the decision of the lower court in the high court, seeking a stay on the framing of charges on September 5, the critical pre-trial process in the case.

  • 2008 Malegaon blast case: Col Purohit moves Bombay High Court seeking discharge

    Mumbai: The founder of the Abhinav Bharat group and serving army man – Lieutenant Colonel (Lt. Col.) Prasad Shrikant Purohit, prime accused in the 2008 Malegaon blast case, has approached the Bombay High Court. He has moved the HC challenging the orders of the special court, which refused to discharge him from the case. Col. Purohit has moved the division bench headed by Justice Satyaranjan Dharmadhikari seeking quashing of the order passed

  • Malegaon Blast Case: Lt Col Purohit plea dismissed by Bombay High Court

    MUMBAI: The Bombay High Court on Monday dismissed petitions filed by Lt Col Prasad Purohit and Sameer Kulkarni, accused in the 2008 Malegaon bomb blast case, challenging sanction granted by the Maharashtra government under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act.

  • NIA inconsistent in Malegaon blast probe: Col. Purohit’s wife Aparna

    Mumbai: The fate of Colonel Prasad Purohit and Sadhvi Pragyasingh Thakur, two main accused in the 2008 Malegaon blast case will be decided on December 21, the day when the special court is likely to pass orders on their discharge pleas. Meanwhile, Col. Purohit’s wife Aparna has for the first time said there has been inconsistency in the approach of the National Investigations Agency (NIA) in dealing with the cases of her

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    Mumbai: Malegaon blast accused seeks police protection

    Mumbai: Major (retd) Ramesh Upadhyay, an accused in the 2008 Malegaon blast case who got bail two days ago, has moved the special NIA court in Mumbi seeking police protection, reports PTI “Upadhyay has filed an application seeking security, saying there is threat to his life. We have opposed it,” special public prosecutor Avinash Rasal said.

  • Malegaon case: Major Ramesh Upadhyay also granted bail

    Mumbai: In a major relief to former Major (retd.) Ramesh Upadhyay, the Bombay High Court on Tuesday granted him bail. The court accommodated him on the ground of ‘parity’ since prime accused Sadhvi Pragyasingh Thakur and Colonel S P Purohit are already out of jail. Upadhyay was arrested in October 2008. Advocate Sandesh Patil, who appeared for the National Investigations Agency, vehemently opposed Upadhyay’s plea.

  • Released from jail, Purohit attends court

    Mumbai: Guarded by Army personnel, Lt Col Prasad Shrikant Purohit, who was granted bail by the Supreme Court on Monday, today appeared before a court in Mumbai which is hearing arguments on framing of charges in the 2008 Malegaon blast case.

  • Purohit reports to army unit, to remain under suspension

    New Delhi: Hours after walking out of jail on getting bail in the 2008 Malegaon blast case, Lt. Col. Shrikant Prasad Purohit on Wednesday reported to a Southern Command Liaison Unit in Mumbai, army sources said, adding that he will be under suspension and a disciplinary and vigilance ban.

  • Mumbai: Lt. Col. Shrikant Prasad Purohit released from Taloja jail after 9 years

    Mumbai: Lt. Col. Shrikant Prasad Purohit was today released from the Taloja prison in neighbouring Navi Mumbai after being granted bail by the Supreme Court in the 2008 Malegaon blast case. He was driven out of the prison in a car at around 10.45 am. A team of Military Police and Quick Response Team of the Army escorted Purohit out of the jail.

  • Malegaon blast case: Plea in Supreme Court against bail to Sadhvi Pragya

    New Delhi: A petition was filed on Thursday in the Supreme Court challenging the Bombay High Court’s order granting bail to Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur, an accused in the 2008 Malegaon blast case. The plea has sought a stay on the high court’s April 25 order granting bail to her. The high court had granted her the relief saying there was “no prima facie evidence against her”.

  • Malegaon blasts: NOC for Sadhvi’s discharge

    Mumbai: NIA on Friday told the Special NIA court in Mumbai that it has no objection to the discharge of Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur in the 2008 Malegoan bomb blast case.

  • Malegaon blast case: Purohit wrote a letter to army chief fearing for his life in jail

    Mumbai: Soon after the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) gave a clean chit to Colonel Prasad Shrikant Purohit in the 2008 Malegaon blast case, the latter wrote a letter early this year to the Chief of Army Staff for transfer of his custody from the police to the army for security reasons. Purohit was sacked from defence services for his alleged involvement in the Malegaon blast case.

  • Malegaon blast case: No bail to Purohit, High Court considers ‘grave and serious charges’

    Mumbai: For the third time, the Bombay High Court on Tuesday dismissed the bail application moved by Lieutenant Colonel (Lt. Col.) Prasad Purohit, the prime accused in the 2008 Malegaon blast case. The HC held that it cannot ignore the ‘grave and serious’ charges against Purohit and that there is more than sufficient ‘prima facie’ material against him.