associate sponsors


2008 Malegaon blast case: Shrikant Purohit appears before NIA court for framing of charges

Mumbai: Lieutenant colonel Shrikant Prasad Purohit, who was granted bail by the Supreme Court last week in the 2008 Malegaon bomb blast case, appeared before a special court hearing arguments on framing of charges on Monday.

File image of Colonel Purohit. Image courtesy: CNN-News18

File image of Colonel Purohit. Image courtesy: CNN-News18

This is the second time that Purohit has appeared before the court since he was granted bail, almost nine years after his arrest.

Like on 23 August, when he was released from the Taloja prison in Navi Mumbai, Purohit on Monday appeared before the special NIA court guarded by army personnel.

"The hearing on framing of charges would continue on 6 September," said special public prosecutor Avinash Rasal.

Six people were killed in a bomb blast on 29 September, 2008 at Malegaon, a communally sensitive textile town in Nashik district of north Maharashtra.

Updated Date: Aug 29, 2017 07:49 AM

Also Watch

Firstpost Poetry Project: Aashna Iyer presents '7 Minutes'
  • Friday, June 15, 2018 FIFA World Cup 2018: A journey through the football Mecca of Kerala
  • Saturday, June 16, 2018 Social Media Star: Masaba Gupta, Pooja Dhingra discuss WhatsApp groups, unfollowing people and stalking profiles
  • Thursday, June 21, 2018 I Breathe: Natasha Noel's spoken word poetry on Yoga
  • Monday, June 4, 2018 It's A Wrap: Bhavesh Joshi Superhero makers Anurag Kashyap, Vikramaditya Motwane in conversation with Parul Sharma

Also See

{if $hideJSforEU != 'yes'} {/if}