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BJP MP Pragya Singh Thakur appears before NIA court in Malegaon blast case

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On September 25, 2023, BJP MP Pragya Singh Thakur appeared before a special National Investigation Agency (NIA) court in Mumbai in connection with the 2008 Malegaon blast case. The case was initially probed by the Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) before it was transferred to the NIA.

The Malegaon blast case dates back to September 29, 2008, when six people were killed and more than 100 others were injured in a bomb blast near a mosque in Malegaon town of Nashik district. Pragya Singh Thakur is one of the prime accused in the case.

In August 2022, a forensic expert in the case found a link between the traces of explosives found on an LML Vespa scooter recovered from the blast site and Pragya Singh Thakur, who allegedly owned the two-wheeler. The two-wheeler was allegedly registered in the name of Bhopal BJP MP Pragya Singh Thakur.

In January 2018, Thakur had filed an appeal challenging an order of a special NIA court that rejected her plea seeking discharge in the case. However, on September 25, 2023, Thakur appeared before the court to record her statement.

Thakur informed the NIA court that she suffers from health issues that prevent her from waking up early in the morning. The court then directed the jail authorities to provide her with necessary medical assistance.

The special court is likely to start recording statements of the accused from October 3, 2023. The Malegaon blast case has been ongoing for over a decade, and the appearance of Pragya Singh Thakur before the court is a significant development in the case. The court’s decision will be eagerly awaited by all parties involved.

Summary of the Malegaon Blast Case and Pragya Singh Thakur’s Involvement

  • – The Malegaon blast case dates back to September 29, 2008, when six people were killed and more than 100 others were injured in a bomb blast near a mosque in Malegaon town of Nashik district.
    • – Pragya Singh Thakur is one of the prime accused in the case.
    • – In August 2022, a forensic expert in the case found a link between the traces of explosives found on an LML Vespa scooter recovered from the blast site and Pragya Singh Thakur, who allegedly owned the two-wheeler.
    • – Thakur had filed an appeal challenging an order of a special NIA court that rejected her plea seeking discharge in the case.
    • – On September 25, 2023, Thakur appeared before a special NIA court in Mumbai to record her statement.
    • – The special court is likely to start recording statements of the accused from October 3, 2023.
    • – Thakur informed the NIA court that she suffers from health issues that prevent her from waking up early in the morning. The court then directed the jail authorities to provide her with necessary medical assistance.

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