SC reserves order on bail plea of Malegaon blasts accused Col. Srikant Purohit

SC reserves order on bail plea of Malegaon blasts accused Col. Srikant Purohit

By: || Updated: 18 Aug 2017 12:10 PM

New Delhi [India], August 17 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Thursday reserved its order on the bail plea of Malegaon blasts accused Col. Srikant Purohit.

Senior lawyer, Harish Salve, appearing for Purohit told the court that he did not want to be discharged from the case at present, but for the interest of justice, wants an interim bail.

Salve told the apex court that Purohit was allegedly caught in the political crossfire and was falsely implicated in the case.

Opposing Purohit's bail plea, the National Investigative Agency (NIA) argued that the Bombay High court order should be upheld by the Apex court.

Purohit's bail plea was earlier rejected by the Bombay High Court saying the charges against him were of a grave nature, after which he moved to the Supreme Court.

Srikant Purohit, a former military intelligence officer, is one of the accused in the 2008 Malegaon blasts along with Sadhvi Pragya and others. Sadhvi Pragya has been granted relief in the case by the Bombay High Court.

The 2008 Malegaon serial blasts claimed 4 lives and left nearly 79 injured. (ANI)


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