Mumbai: The Bombay High Court refused to grant bail on medical grounds today, to 2008 Malegaon bomb blast accused Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur who has been in custody for five and a half years in connection with her role as a conspirator in the crime.
A division bench dismissed an appeal filed by her against a Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) court order, refusing bail to her on medical grounds.
“Taking into consideration, the material available on record, it cannot be said that the appellant is not guilty of the offence for which she is charged. The material clearly indicates that the appellant is a conspirator and had actively helped the co-accused by providing a motorcycle for explosion of a bomb at Malegaon,” a bench headed by Justice P V Hardas said.
“We are of the considered opinion that a strong prima facie case against the appellant exists, on the basis of material available on record and the same is sufficient to deny bail to her,” the bench said.