NIA Court Grants Bail to Two Accused in Malegaon Blast Case

Mumbai, September 20 (Kashmir Voice): A Special court of India’s National Investigation Agency (NIA) has granted bail to Sudhakar Chaturvedi and Suhakar Dwivedi, two prime accused in the September 2008 Malegaon blast case.
According to media sources, Sudhakar Chaturvedi and Suhakar Dwivedi were granted bail along with a surety of Rs 500,000 each and other conditions. Chaturvedi and Dwivedi, alias Dayanand Pandey, had filed a petition for bail after the Indian Supreme Court granted bail last month to Lt. Col. Prasad S. Purohit, one of the main accused in the case. Earlier, another prime accused in the case, Sadhvi Pragnya Singh Thakur, had been released on bail by the Bombay High Court on health and other grounds after nearly nine years in custody. A powerful bomb exploded near the crowded Nooraji Mosque in Malegaon, around 300-km north of Mumbai in Nashik district, on the evening of September 29, 2008, killing six and injuring 100 others. It was the second such blast in the Muslim-dominated powerloom town which was earlier shaken by a similar blast on September 8, 2006, which claimed 37 lives and injured more than 250. Initially, the (Malegaon 2008) case was probed by the Maharashtra Police and the Anti-Terrorist Squad, and later in April 2011 it was taken over the NIA. The investigators had charge-sheeted 14 accused in the case, including two – Ramchandra Kalsangra and Sandeep Dange – who are absconding so far. Some of the accused were also involved in other terror acts in the country. KASHMIR VOICE

NIA Court Grants Bail to Two Accused in Malegaon Blast Case

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