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Malegaon chargesheet tomorrow; Purohit, Sadhvi to be named

All the 11 accused in Malegaon blast case, including Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur and Lt Col Purohit, were remanded to judicial custody till January 20 by the MCOCA court

india Updated: Jan 20, 2009 08:51 IST

Maharashtra Police will file the chargesheet on Tuesday in the infamous Malegaon blast case, in which a serving Army officer was also arrested, before the special MCOCA court as the judicial custody of all the eleven accused is coming to an end.

"The chargesheet in the Malegaon blast case will be filed tomorrow before the special MCOCA court. We may not seek extension for filing the chargesheet," Special Public Prosecutor Rohini Salian said in Mumbai.

The case was being probed by Joint Commissioner Hemant Karkare before he fell victim to the audacious terror strike in Mumbai on the intervening night of November 26 and 27.

The bail application of five prime accused in the September 29 Malegaon blast, Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur, Lt Col S P Purohit, who was working with Military Intelligence, Ajay Rahirkar, Shivnarayan Kalsangra and Sham Sahu, will also come up for hearing before the court.

All the 11 accused in Malegaon blast case, including Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur and Lt Col Purohit, were remanded to judicial custody till January 20 by the MCOCA court.

Over three months after the blast which redefined terror in India, Anti-terrorism Squad of Maharashtra Police is still groping in the dark to nail three wanted accused in the case.

Last September 29, a motorcycle laden bomb went off in Malegaon killing seven and injuring more than 70. The probe by ATS opened a can of worms as a right wing Hindu extremist group and serving military intelligence officers were found to be allegedly involved in the case.

The motorcycle used in the blast pointed the needle of suspicion to its owner - a Surat based Sadhvi, Pragya Singh Thakur who was arrested on October 23.