Shivani Gadhavi –
Published on: November 24, 2021 at 18:35 IST
On 24th November, 2021 Bhartiya Janata Party’s Member of Parliament Pragya Thakur who is one of the prime accused in the 2008 Malegaon Blast Case appeared before a Special National Investigation Agency (NIA) Court in Mumbai.
The BJP MP appeared before the Special Judge P R Sitre of Special NIA Court. Even though Pragya Thakur was not summoned by the Court, her lawyer informed that she appeared on her own as she in Mumbai for a medical treatment.
The appearance was brief during which Pragya Thakur stated that “I have to get admitted to Kokilaben Hospital…”, and her lawyer informed the Court, “She has come from the airport and she will go directly to the hospital.”
The Special NIA Court asked the accused, “Are you okay now? Last time you said you had some health issues?” to which the BJP MP replied, “The doctors will tell me how long I need to be in hospital…”
The Court instructed Pragya Thakur, while she was leaving, to be present in the court and stated, “Please be present in court whenever required and take details of the case from your lawyer.”
In 2017, the Bombay High Court granted bail to the BJP MP on the grounds of deteriorating health. Pragya Thakur is still being tried under Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act and other related laws, for being the prime accused in the 2008 Malegaon Blast Case in Mumbai, in which 6 people died and 100 and more suffered from fatal injuries.