NIA Submits Chargesheet for Attacking Minister in Nimtita Blast Case

A key witness within the 2008 Malegoan blast case was declared hostile by the particular NIA courtroom right here on Saturday after he retracted his statements made earlier than the Maharashtra ATS. The witness had advised the Maharashtra Anti Terrorism Squad, when it was probing the case, that, in 2008, he had attended an “adventure camp” the place a dialogue on the unfold of terrorism in India in addition to Pakistan’s function in weakening the nation by way of different means like medication and faux forex was held.

In his assertion on the time, the witness had stated Lieutenant Colonel Prasad Purohit, one of many seven accused within the case, had delivered a lecture at this occasion. The witness additionally stated although it was referred to as an “adventure camp”, nothing about journey was taught there. However, whereas recording his testimony earlier than the courtroom on Saturday, the witness denied giving any such statements, after which he was declared hostile by particular decide P R Sitre.

So far, 188 witnesses have been examined, and this was the second witness to show hostile, stated particular public prosecutor Avinash Rasal. Besides Purohit, the opposite accused within the case are Bhopal BJP Lok Sabha MP Pragya Singh Thakur, Major Ramesh Upadhyay (retd), Ajay Rahirkar, Sudhakar Dwivedi, Sudhakar Chaturvedi and Sameer Kulkarni, all of whom are out on bail.

They are going through trial beneath provisions of Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) and Indian Penal Code (IPC). On September 29, 2008, six individuals had been killed and over 100 injured when an explosive machine strapped on a bike went off close to a mosque in Malegaon city, some 200 kilometres from Mumbai.

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