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Malegaon blast case: Court rejects Pragya’s plea seeking exemption from appearing for trail

04 Jun 2019

Pragya Singh Thakur, one of the accused in Malegaon bomb last case 2008 and newly elected member of parliament from Bhopal in the recent elections had asked the court to be exempt her from appearing for the trail between June 3 and June 7.




However Judge Vinod Padalkar of special National Investigation Agency (NIA) court  rejected her plea and asked her to attend the hearings in the court scheduled for this week.

An appeal was filed by Nisar Ahmed, the father of one of the victims who died in the blast to bar her candidature in April but was over ruled.
Thakur had said that pendency of trail was not a bar to contest elections and no such provision was mentioned in the People’s Representation Act. And went on to contest the elections from BJP and despite courting several controversies won the same defeating congress leader Digvijay Singh.
Earlier in May 21, the court had granted exemption to Pragya and other accused from appearing before the court in the bomb blast trail. But this time the court rejected her plea.

Charges of murder, abetment promoting enmity and conspiracy under the Indian Penal Code and several other sections of Unlawful Activities Prevention Act have been filed against Thakur and her accomplices accused in the case that claimed 5 lives and injured many others.

Courtesy: Two Circle

Malegaon blast case: Court rejects Pragya’s plea seeking exemption from appearing for trail

Pragya Singh Thakur, one of the accused in Malegaon bomb last case 2008 and newly elected member of parliament from Bhopal in the recent elections had asked the court to be exempt her from appearing for the trail between June 3 and June 7.




However Judge Vinod Padalkar of special National Investigation Agency (NIA) court  rejected her plea and asked her to attend the hearings in the court scheduled for this week.

An appeal was filed by Nisar Ahmed, the father of one of the victims who died in the blast to bar her candidature in April but was over ruled.
Thakur had said that pendency of trail was not a bar to contest elections and no such provision was mentioned in the People’s Representation Act. And went on to contest the elections from BJP and despite courting several controversies won the same defeating congress leader Digvijay Singh.
Earlier in May 21, the court had granted exemption to Pragya and other accused from appearing before the court in the bomb blast trail. But this time the court rejected her plea.

Charges of murder, abetment promoting enmity and conspiracy under the Indian Penal Code and several other sections of Unlawful Activities Prevention Act have been filed against Thakur and her accomplices accused in the case that claimed 5 lives and injured many others.

Courtesy: Two Circle

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