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Bombay HC admits Colonel Purohit's discharge application in Malegaon blast case

Friday June 22, 2018 6:43 PM, & Agencies


Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Friday admitted discharge application of Lt. Colonel Prasad Purohit - a serving Army Officer who is one of the accused in the 2008 Malegaon blast case. The court also fixed July 16 as the date for the final hearing.

Lt. Col. Shrikant Prasad Purohit approached the Bombay High Court, seeking permission to challenge earlier rulings rejecting his discharge application.

The Bombay High Court had on December 17, 2017 while refusing to quash the government's approval for Purohit's prosecution - a mandatory procedure to prosecute him as he is a serving Army officer, had refused his discharge in the case.

The Supreme Court had granted bail to Lt. Col. Shrikant Prasad Purohit on August 21, 2017.

Six people were killed in a bomb blast on September 29, 2008 in Malegaon, a Muslim majority textile city in Nashik district of North Maharashtra. A special MCOCA court had earlier ruled that the ATS had wrongly applied this law against Sadhvi Pragya Thakur, Purohit and nine other Hindu accused arrested in the case..

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