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Purohit remanded to judicial custody till December 23

The Malegaon blast case accused was today remanded to judicial custody till December 23 for allegedly helping a friend in getting an arms license using fake documents.

india Updated: Dec 12, 2008 17:43 IST

Lt Col Prasad Purohit, an accused in Malegaon blast case, was remanded on Friday to judicial custody till December 23 for allegedly helping a friend in getting an arms license using fake documents.

Purohit, who was in judicial custody in Nashik till December 12 in the case, was today produced in a local court and remanded to judicial custody till December 23.

Purohit was produced before judge Mrs VV Joshi, Purohit's counsel, Avinash Bhide told PTI.

The case was registered by a Pune resident Shirish Datey against Purohit in Nashik on November 16, claiming that Purohit had procured an arm licence for him (Datey) on the fake documents.

Datey claimed that in the fake documents Purohit showed him as a resident of the military camp in Devlali.

According to Bhide, Purohit had been granted bail in this case by Nashik judge on November 29 on a personal bond of Rs 15,000, but since, Purohit is already in MCOCA custody we have not submitted bail order to the jailer.

Eleven persons have been arrested for their alleged involvement in the September 29 Malegaon blast in which six persons were killed and over 100 injured.