First published at hindupost.in
After almost 9 long years of awaiting a proper charge-sheet, Sadhvi Pragya, one of the main accused of 2008 Malegaon blasts case, has been granted bail by Mumbai HC. The bail has been granted at a surety of Rs. 5 lakhs and her passport has to be deposited with the NIA court. The other primary accused, Colonel Purohit has however not been granted bail today. Going by the news report, the division bench headed by Justice Ranjit More granted the bail, as NIA had earlier discharged her of all charges and did not oppose her bail too.
In an earlier news, an intervention plea was also filed by a Malegaon blasts victim named Nisar Ahmed Bilal opposing the bail plea of Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur. It may be noted that her family has alleged previously that she had been severely tortured during the initial years of custody because of which her spine is injured, and she also developed cancer in the custody.
We called up her family today to know their reaction, her brother-in-law Bhagwan Jha, who is taking care of her case said :
‘After 9 long years, truth has triumphed. This is nothing but triumph of the truth. The people who were scared to look at and speak the truth earlier, have spoken the truth today. She has suffered immensely and for a long time. But there is always hope.‘
When we asked him to react on the news that some victims are planning to approach the Supreme Court opposing her bail, he replied :
‘This is a regular process. That will keep happening. We will fight it when that process starts. Currently, we have got bail because there was merit in the case.’