Judicial custody for Sadhvi till Nov 17
The prosecution tells the court that Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur had a long telephonic talk with the main accused on why there had been less casualties in the incident.india Updated: Nov 03, 2008 22:44 IST
Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur, arrested in connection with Malegaon blasts, allegedly had a long telephonic conversation with the absconding main accused in the case and told him why there had been less casualties in the incident, the prosecution told a court in Nashik on Monday.
The lawyer of Maharashtra Anti Terrorist Squad told chief judicial magistrate KD Boche, before whom Thakur and two others were produced amidst high drama, that during the long conversation between her and prime accused Ramji after the September 29 Malegaon blasts, Ramji told her "I have done my job."
Pragya asked Ramji whether police have seized her motorcycle used in Malegaon blasts and why less people had killed in the blasts, said the prosecution.
Ramji told Pragya that "I did not find proper parking place for the bike", claimed the prosecution.
The court sent the sadhvi, Shivnarayan Singh Kalsangram and Shyam Bhawarlal Sahu to magisterial custody till November 17 in connection with the blast that left six persons dead.
When the CJM asked Pragya Singh Thakur whether she wanted to speak, the sadhvi replied "I have to tell you a lot of things and needs long time."
She asked the court: "can I get justice?"
Pragya fainted briefly but regained consciousness after having water.
The court also remanded three others arrested in connection with the Malegaon blasts to police custody till November 10. They are Ajay Rahirkar, Jagdish Mhatre and Rakesh Dhawade.
The ATS told the court that Sadhvi was arrested after her bike was found used in the Malegaon blasts. She is being treated as the main culprit on the basis of her telephonic conversasion with Ramji who had allegedly planted the bomb in Malegaon.
Ganesh Sovani, a local advocate pleading on behalf of Sadhvi, told the court that she was detained by ATS on October 11 and she is in custody till today. "This is illegal," he added.
Accused Shyamlal Bhawarlal Sahu, who owns a mobile phone shop in Madhya Pradesh, told the court that, "I do not know about Sadhvi Prgya Singh but I have sold a mobile to her."
The court was also told that one Kailash Solanki, a servant in the mobile shop of Sahu, reportedly refilled SIM cards of Pragya.
The ATS told the court that Rahirkar had provided funds while Mhatre provided illegal weapons and police have recovered 9 mm revolver and 196 catridges from Rakesh Dhawade.
Advocate Dharmendra Chavan, arguing on behalf of Dhawade told the court that Dhawade provides "duplicate" arms for period dramas like 'Janata Raja' and got awards for the same. He was arrested by ATS for the same reason, he alleged.
The accused were produced in the court around 14.30 hrs and they were brought out the court at 17.45 hrs.
The ATS told the court that during the mobile phone conversation Ramji told Sadhvi to tell the police that she had sold her motorcycle, which was used in the blasts, in Gujarat.
Pragya Singh Thakur's lawyer told the court that the polygraphic tests carried out on her in Mumbai was illegal.
Pragnya Singh Thakur's narco test is likely to be conduted tomorrow.
The ATS demanded 14 days' police custody of Rahirkar, Mhatre and Rakesh Dhawade but the court granted them custody till November 10.
Retired major Ramesh Shivji Upadhyay and Abhinav Bharat organisation activist Sameer Kulkarni, who were arrested by ATS and remanded till November 10, will also be produced again in Nasik court after their remand ends.