Special Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime
Act (MCOCA) court in Mumbai is likely to take the decision on the
bail application of the Muslim accused arrested in the 2006
Malegaon blast case on March 07, 2011.
Indications in this regard arose
during the hearing that began in the court today morning and
Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) filed its reply on Swami
Aseemanand's confession in the court.
"All indications are that the Special Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime
Act (MCOCA) court in Mumbai will decide on the bail application of
the Muslim accused arrested in the 2006 Malegaon blast case on
March 07, 2011", Advocate Nehal Ansari informed ummid.com on phone
Earlier, when the hearing on the
bail plea began today morning, the Central Bureau of
Investigation (CBI) filed its reply stating that the court could
rely on the copy of the Aseemanand's confessional statement it had
submitted in the court while seeking re-investigation of the case,
according to Advocate Nehal Ansari.
The Special Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime
Act (MCOCA) had on February 09 directed the Central Bureau of
Investigation (CBI) to submit the certified copy of the Swami
Aseemanand's confessional statement on February 17.
The nine Muslim accused had moved to
the special court January 17 seeking bail on the basis of the
confessional statement of Swami Aseemanand, who is allegedly
associated with Hindu terrorist groups and has confessed about his
role in the 2006 Malegaon and other blasts.
A series of blasts struck
Malegaon on September 08 in 2006 ahead of Shab-e-Barat, a
Muslim festival when thousands of people were busy offering Friday
prayers at the Hamidia Masjid. Another blast occurred at nearby
Mushawerat chowk few minutes later. 32 people had been killed and
more than 300 were injured in the blasts, most of them being
The Anti Terrorist Squad (ATS)
investigation of the 2006 Malegaon blast is receiving flak ever
since it arrested the Muslim youths in the attack on a mosque in
which the victims were all Muslims. Doubts were raised over the
investigation also by the families of the victims.
After much of
an outcry the state government had decided to hand over the
investigation to the CBI. But it was done only after the ATS filed
its chargesheet accusing the Muslim youths of masterminding the
The case took an interesting turn when Swami Aseemanand,
one of the accused arrested in Mecca Masjid and other blast
cases, admitted in his confession made before a magistrate that the
Muslim youths arrested in 2006 blast case were not guilty.