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Malegaon blast accused Lt Col Purohit leaves prison on bail after 9 years

Six people were killed in a bomb blast on September 29, 2008 at Malegaon

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Navi Mumbai: Police team, army vehicles at the Taloja jail ahead of Lt Col Shrikant Prasad Purohit's release. Photo: ANI
Navi Mumbai: Police team, army vehicles at the Taloja jail ahead of Lt Col Shrikant Prasad Purohit's release. Photo: ANI

Lt Col Shrikant Prasad Purohit was on Wednesday released from the Taloja prison in neighbouring Navi after being granted by the Supreme in the 2008 case.

He was driven out of the prison in a car at around 10.45 am. A team of Military Police and of the Army escorted Purohit out of the jail.


Purohit was in jail for almost nine years for his alleged role in the 2008 case.

On August 21, the apex had granted to Lt.Col. Purohit in the 2008 case.

A bench of Justices R K Agrawal and A M Sapre had said that they are setting aside the order by which the was denied.

Six people were killed in a bomb blast on September 29, 2008 at Malegaon, a communally sensitive textile town in Nashik district of north Maharashtra.

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First Published: Wed, August 23 2017. 11:52 IST
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