Sadhvi gets bail in 2008 Malegaon blast

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Mumbai: The Bombay High Court today granted bail to Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur nearly nine years in the 2008 Malegaon bomb blast case.

She has been granted bail on a surety of Rs 500,000 after the National Investigation Agency had granted a ‘clean chit’ to her in May 2016.

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However, the court rejected an appeal filed by another co-accused in the same case, former army officer Lt. Col. Prasad Purohit, challenging a lower court rejecting his bail plea.

Six persons were killed in the blast in Malegaon, a Muslim-dominated powerloom town in Nashik district in September 2008.

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