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HC rejects Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur's bail plea

The Bombay High Court today rejected the bail application filed by Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur, one of the main accused in 2008 Malegaon blast case.

mumbai Updated: Mar 12, 2010 14:14 IST

The Bombay High Court today rejected the bail application filed by Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur, one of the main accused in 2008 Malegaon blast case.

Refusing her bail, Justice S C Dharmadhikari rejected her lawyers' argument that she had been illegally detained before her formal arrest on October 23, 2008.

Court said that the allegation of illegal detention could not be made out.

Her lawyer, senior counsel Mahesh Jethamalani, had argued that she had been in the custody of Anti Terrorist Squad (ATS) of Maharashtra since October 10.

But Court noted that she seemed to be free to travel, without police suvelliance, between October 10 and October 23.

The Court also noted that there was contradictions between her affidavit before Human Rights Commission, complaining about custodial torture, and her case before the court.

ATS started probing Sadhvi's role in the blast conspiracy after finding out that the motorcycle on which the bomb was planted allegedly belonged to her.

Six persons were killed in the blast at Malegaon on September 29, 2008, allegedly carried out by Hindu terrorist outfit Abhinav Bharat.