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‘Why were only 6 people killed?’

india Updated: Nov 04, 2008 01:24 IST
Vignesh Iyer Vignesh Iyer
Vignesh Iyer Vignesh Iyer
Hindustan Times
Witness claims sadhvi said...

“Why were only six people killed when we had planned for more?”

This statement, the prosecution claimed in court on Monday, was from a conversation between Sadhvi Pragya Thakur and Ramji, one of the suspects in the blasts that ripped through Malegaon on September 28.

<b1>Special public prosecutor Ajay Mishar claimed that that this conversation was overheard by a witnesses, who gave a statement to the magistrate under the provisions of CrPC Section 164.

According to the witness’ statement, Ramji replied: “As the area was crowded, I could not park the vehicle where it could have created maximum damage”. Ramji allegedly told Thakur that he was scared of being caught.

The witness also claimed that Thakur had said that if the motorcycle, on which the bombs were planted, was seized, she would say that she had sold the motorcycle a long time ago.

When asked about the significance of the witness, Mishar said the actual sequence of events took place as per the conversation between Thakur and Ramji. “After the blasts, Thakur told the police that she had sold her motorcycle long back,” said Mishar.