Malegaon awaits justice: As Lt Col Shrikant Purohit gets bail, Maharashtra town says have faith in judiciary
“Malegaon is a city waiting for justice,” said a resident of the city of Maharashtra in India Today express his surprise by the chain of events in the investigation into the case of the bomb in 2008.
Lieutenant Colonel Shrikant Prasad Purohit, the main accused in the case of the attack on Malegaon 2008, was released after the Supreme Court had granted the interim bail bond with military suspension.
For Malegaon, a small town freehand about 270 kilometers from Mumbai, memories of the deadly explosion are still fresh. Witnesses still remember the horror that struck this city Nasik sensitive to the Maharashtra community on September 29, 2008.
The shops still have damaged blinds and a wall clock that stopped working during the breathing is still close to Bhikku Chowk, where seven people were killed in the bombing.
“Malegaon is a city that expects justice,” said Mohd Haneef Shaikh, 70, who suffered a head injury.
Malegaon saw two explosions – one in 2006 and another in 2008. Lieutenant Colonel Purohit has been charged in the second bombing case. Investigations into the two cases were marked by accusations of framing defendants and planting explosives.
In 2016, a court in Mumbai has exonerated all nine men detained by the Maharashtra anti-terrorist brigade over the 2006 blasts, which killed more than 30 people.
2008 Malegaon Explosion
In the same year that nine men were declared innocent during the 2006 bombings, the National Research Agency (ANR) presented a supplementary card summarizing Sadhvi Pragya Thakur in the case of 2008. He was then released on bail By the High Court of Bombay. The NIA, however, argued that Purohit was one of the main conspirators of the 2008 explosion.
The many turns in the probe in the oven left Malegaon even surprised. “This case was a box of surprises, the detention of an army officer was shocking, it is also surprising to get the release in cases of terrorism, people detained in these cases are in process to be released.
We want to know who was behind the breath, “Haneef said.
Will justice be achieved in the 2008 Malegaon case? Liyaqat Shaikh, Farheen’s father who, at 10 years of age, was the youngest victim of the 2008 blast, said the city would get justice. “We have confidence in the judicial system of this country, we will get justice.”
The work of former ATS leader Hemant Karkare, who died in the 2008 terrorist attacks in Mumbai, is still remembered in the city. Jamiat Ulema and Maharashtra, who plays a key role in representing Muslims in cases of terrorism, describes Karakre highlighting the “right-wing terrorist module” behind the 2008 explosion.
“We will continue to represent the families of the victims in the case of Malegaon,” said Abdul Malik, vice president of the Malegaon Jamiat chapter.
In addition, pending closure is one of nine men unloaded in the case of the 2006 Noorul Huda Samsudoha explosion, which works on a hand loom in Malegaon, said the nine men want to accept the ATS Maharashtra Make a mistake.
“We were released and the prosecution is under appeal.” Sadhvi Pragya got bail from the Bombay High Court and there was no appeal The Maharashtra Antiterrorist squad is exposed in our case We just want you to accept their mistake.