Malegaon blast case; draconian MCOCA dropped against Sadhvi Pragya & col Purohit
In yet another significant development in the infamous Malegaon blast case, the National Investigation Agency (NIA)special court in Bombay on Wednesday dropped all charges under MCOCA against Sadhvi Pragya, Lt Colonel Purohit and two others.
It need be mentioned that the incident took place in year 2008 and is usually referred to as Malegaon blast.
Both Sadhvi Pragya and Purohit, however, will be tried under UAPA section 18 and other charges of the IPC. All the accused are already out on bail and will continue to be on bail. Their previous bonds and sureties will continue.
The court also discharges three accused – Shyam Sahu, Shivnarayan Kalsangra and Praveen Takalki – from all charges. The next date of hearing is on January 15. >