Mumbai: Major (retd) Ramesh Upadhyay, an accused in the 2008 Malegaon blast case who got bail two days ago, has moved the special NIA court here seeking police protection.
"Upadhyay has filed an application seeking security, saying there is threat to his life. We have opposed it," special public prosecutor Avinash Rasal said.
Rasal told the court Thursday that there is no specific threat to Upadhyay. The court is likely to hear Upadhyay next week.
The Bombay High Court granted bail to Upadhyay on 26 September on the ground of parity, as some other accused, including Lt Colonel Prasad Purohit, have already got bail.
The National Investigation Agency had in its chargesheet cited transcripts of phone conversations between Upadhyay and Purohit as the main piece of evidence against the former.
The Supreme Court, in August, granted bail to Purohit.
Seven people were killed in a bomb blast at Malegaon, a communally sensitive textile town in Nashik district of north Maharashtra, on 29 September, 2008.
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Updated Date: Sep 28, 2017 21:29:50 IST