Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur, one of the main accused in the 2008 Malegaon bomb blast, has moved yet another plea for bail before a special court after failing to get relief through her earlier applications filed in various courts. Her latest application comes soon after the nine accused in the 2006 Malegaon bomb blasts were granted bail.
Thakur's plea for release seeks parity with the other three accused in the case — Sham Sahu, Shiv Narayan Kalsangrah and Ajay Rahirkar — who have been granted bail.
Her application argues that the investigation done by the ATS is based on concoction, fabrication and falsehood, which is evident from the fact that while releasing these accused on bail, the Bombay high court observed that no case of any nature was made out against them. The plea also asks that if she had nothing to with the two-wheeler that was sold by her to one Sunil Joshi in 2004, why was she being listed as an accused in the first place.
Apart from these grounds, the Sadhvi has also stressed on her health condition stating that she requires prolonged Ayurvedic treatment, which cannot be administered while she is in jail. The case has been scheduled for a December 5 hearing.