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Pragya feigning illness, says medical report

A medical report has declared Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur, accused in the 2008 Malegaon blast case and a suspect in five other terror cases, fit to travel to Madhya Pradesh for interrogation.

mumbai Updated: Mar 28, 2011 23:56 IST

A medical report has declared Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur, accused in the 2008 Malegaon blast case and a suspect in five other terror cases, fit to travel to Madhya Pradesh for interrogation.

The Grant Medical College report submitted to the National Investigation Agency (NIA) says that Thakur complains of "illness only when the police interrogate her."

The report is based on the observations of Alka Deshpande of the department of medicines, GMC and JJ Hospital.

Deshpande said Thakur did not allow her or any other doctor to examine her and therefore the findings were based on "observation".

"Had she been genuinely suffering, she would not have objected to examination and treatment," the report stated.

The NIA and CBI separately questioned Thakur on Friday for more than two hours.

While the NIA quizzed her on the 2008 Modasa blast case, the 2007 Samjhauta Express and Ajmer Sharif blasts and the murder of RSS worker Sunil Joshi in Madhya Pradesh, the CBI questioned her in connection with the 2006 Malegaon blast and the 2007 Mecca Masjid blast.

Sources said Thakur was uncooperative. "She did not even reply in yes or no and intermittently complained of dizziness," an investigator said..

Doctors at JJ Hospital, where Thakur is lodged since December, have told the investigating agencies that Thakur is otherwise "very cheerful" and does her daily work "without any problem".