Mumbai : Sadhavi Pragya Thakur, the prime accused in 2008 Malegaon bomb blasts, today sought bail in the Bombay HC on the ground that she was sick and had spent more than five years behind the bars but the prosecution opposed the relief to her saying there was evidence against her.

Sadhavi is accused of hatching the conspiracy with others which led to the September 29, 2008, blast at Malegaon in Nashik district, leaving six people dead.  Senior Counsel U R Lalit, appearing for the accused, argued there was no direct evidence against Sadhavi to implicate her in the crime.

  He said the issue of invoking Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) in this case was pending before the Supreme Court and it is not known when the decision would come. Hence, she should be granted bail at this stage.  Moreover, he said, the allegation that Sadhavi had participated in conspiracy meetings where she had offered to provide manpower to carry out blasts was not relevant because what she had said there was an emotional outburst, and there was no evidence to show that she had taken part in the crime.

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