NIA breather likely for Pragya Thakur in Malegaon blast case
One of the most prominent faces of alleged Hindu terror in India, religious leader Pragya Thakur, is likely to get off the hook in the 2008 Malegaon blasts case for lack of proof, sources said on Saturday.
Another key accused in the case, Lt. Col Prasad Purohit, is expected to be named in the charge sheet.
Sources in the National Investigation Agency (NIA) said it didn’t find concrete proof linking Thakur to the blasts that killed seven people but had “enough evidence” against Purohit.
He was allegedly involved in the setting up of Abhinav Bharat and met some of its members to discuss terror plans. The NIA is in the process of finalising the charge sheet, which will be submitted in a special court next month.