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SC seeks response from Maha govt and NIA on plea of Malegaon blast accused

A bench of justices comprising RK Agrawal, AM Sapre sought reply from the state government and the NIA within four weeks

Who is Lt Col Shrikant Purohit, the man accused in Malegaon blast case

Lt Col Shrikant Purohit. Photo: PTI

ANI New Delhi
The Supreme Court on Monday issued a notice to National Investigation Agency (NIA) and the Maharashtra government in regard to a plea filed by Lt Col Shrikant Purohit seeking the cancellation of the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) charges framed against him in the Malegaon blast.
The Apex Court two-judge bench, headed by Justice Arun Mishra and also comprising Justice Amitabh Roy, posted the matter for further hearing after three weeks.
Col. Purohit knocked the doors of the Apex Court after his petition seeking discharge was dismissed by the Bombay High Court.
On September 29, 2008, six people were killed and 101 people injured after a bomb tied to a motorcycle exploded in Nashik's Malegaon town.
In November 2008, the Anti-Terrorism Squad arrested 11 people in this connection.
However, in April 2011, the investigation was transferred to the NIA.

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First Published: Jan 29 2018 | 6:43 PM IST

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