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The National Investigation Agency (NIA) sought the apex court's direction that the agency does not want police custody for Malegaon 2008 blast accused Lieutenant Colonel Purohit.
Lieutenant Colonel Purohit, who is one of the main accused in the Samjhauta and Malegaon blasts cases, is presently in jail for over seven years.
He had also written to Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on April 4 last year requesting restoration of his honour.
In his letter, he claimed he was falsely implicated and has been behind the bars for more than seven years now.
The blast and the consequent fire in the train resulted in the loss of 68 lives and injuries to 12 train passengers, including women and children, travelling in the train.
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