Malegaon: ATS ready to file chargesheet
The Malegaon blasts case is likely to be concluded soon with police saying they have gathered all evidence to prove the role of the accused in the court.india Updated: Dec 21, 2008 23:52 IST
The Malegaon blasts case is likely to be concluded soon with police saying they have gathered all evidence to prove the role of the accused in the court.
“The investigation is at a conclusion stage. We are in a position to file the chargesheet within the stipulated time,” Anti-Terrorist Squad head KP Raghuvanshi said.
“We have gathered sufficient evidence to prove the role of the culprits. The evidence includes physical, technical and other details,” he said.
The ATS has arrested sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur, Lt Col Srikant Purohit, priest Dayanand Pandey and seven others in the connection with the September blast.
The motorcycle, which was seized, is in Pragya Singh’s name, the conversation between the Sadhvi and her accomplices in connection with the blasts and a number of eyewitnesses is what they have with them as evidence, ATS officials claimed.
Though the investigation of the case took a back seat after the death of the then ATS chief Hemant Karkare, officials later stepped up the probe to bring the culprits to justice
“It was true that investigation hampered after the death of Karkare. The efforts he had put to catch the culprits with a strong evidence have prompted us to be more active and work on the case consistently.,” said an ATS officials.
First Published: Dec 21, 2008 23:50 IST