The Supreme Court today accepted bail application of the chief accused Colonel Purohit of the Malegaon blast today. Colonel Purohit is in jail for the last 9 years and now he will be released on bail soon after getting bail from the SC.
On August 18, the Supreme Court reserved the judgment on the bail application of Colonel Priyohit. Meanwhile, Colonel Purohit’s lawyer Harish Salve told the court that in the interest of justice the priest should get bail. There is no proof of any relationship with the bomb blast of Colonel, and if the charges of the blast are lifted then the maximum punishment can be seven years, while he is in jail for 9 years.
It was also believed by the priest that he went to the meeting of the Abhinav Bharat Sangh but he went there for the army’s espionage. The Purohit also said in the Supreme Court that he was made a victim of the political crossfire and the ATS has wrongly implicated, while NIA has opposed bail and said that it is not the proper time to give bail to the Colonel. The trial court and the High Court have admitted that they were involved in making and supplying bombs.
It is worth mentioning that Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur and Lt Col Prasad Purohit are accused in the 2008 Malegaon blasts. Four people were killed in this attack while 79 were injured.