BJP MP Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur, accused in the 2008 Malegaon blast case (PTI)

NIA court docket tells Pragya Thakur to be current ‘every time summoned’


Mumbai’s Particular Nationwide Investigation Company (NIA) trial court docket on Wednesday requested Bharatiya Janata Social gathering (BJP) MP Sadhvi Pragya Thakur to seem earlier than it every time summoned in reference to the 2008 Malegaon blast case.

Thakur made an look within the court docket through the day however mentioned that her well being isn’t good and she or he has to get admitted to Kokilaben Hospital in Mumbai for remedy.

The court docket has adjourned the case until 1 December.

The 51-year-old BJP chief had final appeared earlier than the court docket within the case in January this 12 months. 

She is out on bail on well being grounds and had earlier sought exemption from private look within the trial court docket citing her bodily situation.

Nevertheless, final month, a video of her purportedly seen enjoying kabaddi had gone viral on social media and attracted heavy criticism from opposition events. 

The video confirmed Thakur enjoying a sport of kabaddi on the premises of a Kali temple.

Earlier, a video of her collaborating in a Garba dance through the Navratri competition had additionally emerged.

However her sister mentioned her backbone downside can provide her bother at any time.

“You by no means know at which second it could possibly create issues for her. There’s a downside along with her L4 and L5 bones (vertebrae) as they obtained dislocated as a result of ATS Maharashtra (investigators) threw her on the ground,” mentioned Upma Thakur. 

Case towards Thakur

Seven individuals, together with Thakur, Lt Col Prasad Purohit, Ajay Rahirkar, retired Main Ramesh Upadhyay and Sudhakar Dwivedi, are going through trial in a case associated to bomb blasts at Malegaon in Maharashtra on 29 September 2008.

They’ve been charged underneath numerous sections of the Illegal Actions Prevention Act (UAPA), the Explosive Substances Act, and the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

The fees embody Sections 16 (committing the terrorist act) and 18 (conspiring to commit terrorist act) of the UAPA and Sections 120(b) (prison conspiracy), 302 (homicide), 307 (try and homicide), 324 (voluntarily inflicting harm) and 153(a) (selling enmity between two non secular teams) of the IPC.

Six folks have been killed and over 100 injured when an explosive gadget strapped to a bike went off close to a mosque in Malegaon, following which, Thakur was in jail for nearly 9 years and was granted bail in 2017.

With inputs from companies. 

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