Pragya Singh Thakur

  • MCOCA Court allows Malegaon blast case accused to attend a ritual June 13, 2014

    Mumbai: A special MCOCA court on Friday allowed the application of one of the accused in the 2008 Malegaon blast case to be escorted to his native place to attend a ritual related to his mother's death. "Special NIA judge YD Shinde allowed the application of Sudhakar Dhar Dwivedi...
  • Bombay High Court rejects bail plea of ailing Sadhvi in Malegaon blast case April 4, 2014

    The Bombay High Court refused to grant bail on medical grounds on Friday, 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...
  • Shiv Sena-BJP threaten to disrupt governor's budget speech February 23, 2014

    The opposition Shiv Sena-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Sunday threatened to disrupt Maharashtra Governor K. Sankaranarayanan's budget session speech Monday over four crucial issues, including the Adarsh Society scam. The opposition boycotted Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan's customary session-eve tea party Sunday evening and demanded replies to four crucial issues, including rejection of...
  • 2008 Malegaon blasts: Accused Pragya Thakur to be taken to Indore for more cancer tests February 6, 2014

    Pragya Singh Thakur, a key suspect in the murder of RSS Pracharak Sunil Joshi, will be taken to Indore soon for PET scan as part of her treatment for cancer. Pragya, who was diagnosed with cancer last year and had been undergoing treatment at the Pandit Khushilal Ayurveda Hospital in Bhopal,...
  • Sadhvi seeks temporary bail to perform last rites of father March 4, 2013

    Mumbai: Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur, a key accused in the 2008 Malegoan blast case, on Monday filed an application before the Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) court seeking temporary bail to perform last rites of her father. "The court has posted the application for hearing on March 6, 2013,"...
  • Malegaon blasts: NIA opposes Sadhvi Pragya Singh's bail February 5, 2013

    Mumbai: National Investigation Agency, probing the 2008 Malegaon bomb blasts case, oon Tuesday told the Bombay High Court that it was opposing the bail plea of prime accused Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur who has sought the relief on medical ground. Sadhvi who was diagnosed with cancer in 2012 had sought bail...
  • My daughter is innocent, says Sadhvi Pragya's mother January 24, 2012

    Mumbai: Mother of Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur, prime accused in the September 2008 Malegaon blast case, said on Tuesday that her daughter had been "falsely implicated" and was "innocent". "My daughter cannot even kill a worm and this is not what is taught to her. She cannot not commit any...
  • Hindu hardliners killed Joshi: MP Police March 1, 2011

    Dewas (MP): RSS activist Sunil Joshi was eliminated by fellow Hindu hardliners including Malegaon blast accused sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur for his "highhandedness and the fear" that his arrest would unmask rightwing plotters of explosions in several parts of the country. This has been stated in the 432page charge sheet filed...
  • Pragya arrested in exRSS leader murder case February 26, 2011

    Bhopal: Malegaon bomb blast accused Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur has been made an accused and arrested in the murder of former Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh 'pracharak' (preacher) Sunil Joshi. Pragya was arrested by Madhya Pradesh Police on Friday in Mumbai where she has been undergoing treatment in JJ hospital. Sources say that...
  • Rajanth denies meeting Malegaon blast accused February 20, 2011

    Mumbai: Senior BJP leader Rajnath Singh on Sunday refuted charges made against him and the party veteran Lal Krishna Advani that they had met Malegoan blast accused Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur. "I want to make it clear that neither I nor Advaniji went to meet her," Singh...
  • Malegaon blast accused Praveen Mutalik arrested February 1, 2011

    Mumbai: Praveen Mutalik, an absconding accused in the 2008 Malegaon bomb blast case, has been arrested from Karnataka by Maharashtra AntiTerrorism Squad (ATS). Mutalik, one of the three accused still evading arrest in the case, was picked up on Monday night, ATS sources said on Tuesday. He was produced before a special...
  • RSS members behind Hyderabad, Ajmer blasts May 14, 2010

    New Delhi: Two members of the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) Devender Gupta and Chandrashekhar Barod have emerged as the prime suspects in the Hyderabad's Mecca Masjid and Ajmer blasts. As links between the two blasts become clearer the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is increasingly looking at involvement...
  • Will move SC to for stay on MCOCA charges: Chavan August 1, 2009

    New Delhi: Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan has said his government will move the Supreme Court if need be to ensure that the MCOCA charges against the Malegaon blast accused are not dropped. "We will go to the Supreme Court to have MCOCA slapped in the Malegaon blast case. A terrorist...
  • Revealed: Lt Col wanted to create Hindu rashtra January 22, 2009

    Mumbai: The MCOCA court will debate the mammoth 4,000 page chargesheet submitted by the Anti-Terrorism Squad on Thursday. The chargesheet reveals radical intentions of creating a separate Hindu nation and extensive attempts by the saffron terror brigade to network with Israel and Nepal. Suspended Army man Lt Col Prasad Purohit,...
  • Malegaon blast case: Charges framed, hurdles remain February 11, 2009

    Mumbai: The Malegaon bomb blast case investigations exposed Hindu terror groups for the first time in India. On Tuesday, the Maharashtra Anti-terrorism Squad (ATS) filed a 4,000 page chargesheet in the case after three and a half months of investigation. In the chargesheet 11 men and women have been accused of...
  • BJP's main poll issue, Cong must answer on Sadhvi November 26, 2008

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is accusing the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) of going after the wrong people in the Malegaon bomb blast case. With Assembly elections in Madhya Pradesh and Delhi round the corner, top BJP leaders are using the arrest of Sadhvi Pragya SIngh Thakur as their...
  • Blast suspects caught together on camera November 20, 2008

    New Delhi: The Maharashtra Police investigating the Malegaon blast may have got a boost in buttressing its claims that Hindu religious figures organised the bomb attack. The Anti-Terrorism Squad of the Maharashtra Police has found a video which shows Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur, self-styled spiritual guru Dayanand Pandey and Sameer Kulkarni,...
  • Twists and turns in Malegaon blasts probe November 18, 2008

    Chandigarh: In February 2007, deadly explosions rocked the Samjhauta Express running between India and Pakistan, leaving 68 dead and 50 injured. Almost two years later there are no arrests, no chargesheets and no trials in the case. Worse still, there is utter confusion within the Haryana Police investigating the case. Soon...
  • Lt Col supplied RDX for Samjhauta blasts? ATS probes November 16, 2008

    Nashik: Lt Col Prasad Purohit now appears to be the focus of investigations in multiple blasts. The ATS is now investigating the role played by the key accused in the Malegaon blast case, Lt col Purohit, in the Samjhauta Express blasts of 2007. Fresh details that the ATS gave the Nashik...
  • Terror a religion? Faith shaken by blast probe November 16, 2008

    It's a terror investigation that's shaking a people's faith. The Malegaon blast probe, in which the Maharashtra ATS has so far arrested 10 people including an armyman, is taking sinister twists every day. In the net are several Hindu right wing leaders and the big dilemma for the BJP and...
  • ATS nails Dayanand Pandey for Malegaon blasts November 15, 2008

    Nashik: Anti-terrorism squad (ATS) investigations into the Malegaon blasts claim that the well-connected, self-styled Shankaracharya, Swami Amritanand Dwivedi alias Dayanand Pandey could be the brain behind the saffron terror network that is slowly unravelling. The ATS claims this National Defense Academy (NDA) dropout had planned a series of retaliatory blasts...
  • Malegaon blast: 'Spiritual guru' produced in court November 14, 2008

    New Delhi: Self-styled spiritual guru, Dayanand Pandey alias Swami Amritanand - arrested in connection with the Malegaon blast case - was produced in a Nashik Court on Friday. The Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) told the court that Pandey was close to both Sadhvi Pragya Thakur and Lt Col Prasad Purohit, both...
  • Pandey, terror-tainted godman had VIPs on speed-dial November 14, 2008

    New Delhi: Dayanand Pandey, the man arrested by the Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) of Mumbai Police appears to have connections in high places. Dayanand Pandey alias Swami Amritanand Shankaracharya aka Sudhakar Dwivedi has been handed over to Maharashtra ATS. Pandey, a native of Varanasi, had been living in Jammu for a long...
  • Malegaon blast: UP religious leader an NDA dropout November 13, 2008

    New Delhi/Mumbai Self styled spiritual guru Dayanand Pandey alias Swami Amritanand Dev, who was arrested on Wednesday by Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) in Kanpur in connection with the September 29 Malegaon bomb blast, has been taken to Mumbai for further investigation. The ATS has got three-day transit remand for Pandey to...
  • Hindu groups history sheeters: ATS | UP leader held November 12, 2008

    Mumbai: The probe into the Malegaon blasts is now revealing new links to saffron terror every day and investigators claim that the hard-line Hindu groups have been involved in several other such blasts in the recent past. On Wednesday, the spreading stain of saffron terror reached Uttar Pradesh with the arrest...
  • FTN: Terror taint on officer but Army trusted, revered November 12, 2008

    Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) has arrested nine people so far in the Malegaon bomb blast case. After arresting a serving army officer, Lieutenant Colonel Srikant Prasad Purohit, and Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur, the ATS is turning its attention to a religious leader in Lucknow. The BJP, which has made terror its...
  • Politics of terror: Guru in probe net, ATS faces hurdles November 12, 2008

    New Delhi: The spotlight in the Malegoan blast turning once again from Sadhvi Pragya Singh and Army officers to a spiritual leader in Uttar Pradesh. The Mumbai ATS late on Monday night sought an arrest warrant from the Nashik court to arrest the high-profile spiritual leader who has not yet...
  • Baba Ramdev backs Malegaon blasts suspect Sadhvi November 11, 2008

    New Delhi: People must not judge Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur, an accused in the Malegaon blasts, “hastily” and it was wrong to conduct tests on her, said yoga Guru Baba ''We should not be hasty in reaching any conclusions on the matter related to Sadhvi Pragya,'' he said. “Though investigation in the...
  • MP Adityanath rubbishes Malegaon probe, dares Govt November 12, 2008

    New Delhi: Yogi Adityanath, the BJP MP from Gorakhpur, has alleged that the probe into the Malegaon blasts is unfair and has dared the Union Home Minister to take action against Sangh Parivar leaders in his constituency. “I will welcome the ATS (Anti-Terrorism Squad of the Maharashtra Police) and its master...
  • Malegaon blasts: Lt Col to undergo narco-analysis test November 10, 2008

    New Delhi: The Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) has taken one of the main accused in the Malegaon blasts case, Lieutanant Colonel Prasad Purohit to the Air Force Command hospital in Bangalore for a narco-analysis test. Purohit will be put through 17 tests before being made to undergo the narco test under...