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Mumbai: HC grants bail to 2008 Thane blast convict

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Mumbai, May 03, 2013
First Published: 15:36 IST(3/5/2013) | Last Updated: 15:38 IST(3/5/2013)

The Bombay high court on Thursday granted bail to Hindu right wing group Sanatan Sanstha member Ramesh Gadkari, convicted for his alleged involvement in the blasts at theatres and auditoriums in Thane district in 2008.

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A division bench of justice PV Hardas and justice Mridula Bhatkar, while granting bail to Gadkari on a surety of Rs.20,000 observed that the appeal against his conviction is not likely to be heard soon.

Gadkari was convicted to 10 years’ imprisonment in August 2011 along with co-accused Vikram Bhave under various sections of the Indian Penal Code and Explosives Act.

However, the stringent provision under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act was dropped by the court.

His lawyer argued that Gadkari had spent nearly five years in jail since his arrest in 2008.


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