Pragya Thakur

  • Pragya Thakur's condition worsens, shifted to Jawaharlal Nehru Cancer Hospital February 5, 2014

    Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur, a key suspect in the murder of RSS Pracharak Sunil Joshi, has been admitted to a cancer hospital here after her condition deteriorated. Pragya, who was diagnosed with cancer last year and had been undergoing treatment at the Pandit Khushilal Ayurveda Hospital, was shifted to Jawaharlal Nehru Cancer...
  • Sunil Joshi murder case: NIA likely to name Pragya in its chargesheet July 20, 2013

    New Delhi: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) will on Saturday file a chargesheet in the murder of former Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) pracharak' (preacher) Sunil Joshi. Sadhvi Pragya Thakur is likely to be named as the key accused in the case. The NIA believes that Joshi was murdered due to differences...
  • Do investigators really have a case against Pragya Thakur? April 12, 2013

    Pragya Thakur, sadhvi to some, but the face of multiple terror attacks for others was hospitalised after suffering a paralytic stroke. Pragya is struggling but the national investigative agency is all set to chargesheet her in yet another case of terror attack. Sources told CNN-IBN that Pragya could be named...
  • Malegaon blasts accused Sadhvi Pragya refuses treatment April 12, 2013

    Pragya Thakur, sadhvi to some, but the face of multiple terror attacks for others was hospitalised after suffering a paralytic stroke. Pragya is struggling but the national investigative agency is all set to chargesheet her in yet another case of terror attack. Sources told CNN-IBN that Pragya could be named...
  • Malegaon blasts accused Sadhvi Pragya suffers stroke April 10, 2013

    New Delhi: Sadhvi Pragya Thakur, the chief accused in the 2008 Malegaon blasts case has been admitted to hospital after she suffered a paralytic attack. Earlier this year, the NIA had opposed granting Thakur bail for health reasons. Sadhvi Pragya is an accused in the September 2008 blast that killed...
  • Is RSS functionary Indresh Kumar a political target? February 8, 2013

    New Delhi: A key person in the investigation into right wing terror is senior Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) functionary Indresh Kumar. But have the investigating agencies been able to crack the nature of Indresh's alleged role or have they reached a dead end? A defiant and aggressive Indresh Kumar said that...
  • Israel embassy car blast: RSS questions bail to Kazmi October 21, 2012

    New Delhi: The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) on Saturday questioned the bail granted to chief accused in the Israel embassy car blast case, Syed Mohammed Kazmi, saying that if he was given bail, why hadn't Sadhvi Pragya Thakur been granted bail yet. RSS spokesperson Ram Madhav Varanasi said, " Justice Kabir,...
  • Malegaon blast: Court to hear Pragya's bail plea September 24, 2012

    New Delhi: A MCOCA court will hear Sadhvi Pragya Thakur's bail plea in the Malegaon blast case on Monday. She is the key accused in the 2006 Malegaon blast case and has been in custody for the past four years. Pragya had earlier sought bail on health grounds claiming she...
  • Malegaon blast: NIA opposes Sadhvi Pragya's bail January 7, 2012

    New Delhi: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has opposed the bail plea of Sadhvi Pragya Thakur, saying she has a direct role in the 2008 Malegaon Blasts. Her motorcycle was allegedly used to plant the bomb. The agency also says there is strong incriminating evidence against her. The case will...
  • Malegaon blast: Pragya's bail hearing today December 29, 2011

    New Delhi: A Special Judge of the Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) court is scheduled to hear Sadhvi Pragya Thakur's bail application on Thursday. She is the main accused in the 2008 Malegaon blast that killed 6 people and injured 100 others. The National Investigation Agency (NIA) will file its...
  • Malegaon blast: Pragya's bail hearing today December 5, 2011

    New Delhi: The special MCOCA court is expected to hear Sadhvi Pragya Thakur's bail application on Monday. Sadhvi Pragya Thakur is one of the main accused in the 2008 Malegaon blast case. In October, the Supreme OCurt had rejected her bail application. The NIA is likely to reply on the...
  • Malegaon blast: Sadhvi Pragya moves court for bail again November 18, 2011

    Sadhvi Pragya claims there are no specific charges against her and no incriminating evidence has been recovered. ...
  • Malegaon blast: Sadhvi Pragya seeks bail November 18, 2011

    Mumbai: Sadhvi Pragya Thakur, prime accused in the 2008 Malegaon blast case, moved the Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) court with a fresh bail plea on Friday. Sadhvi Pragya has sought bail on the grounds that no 'specific role' in the blast has been attributed to her. In her...
  • Malegaon blast: No bail for Pragya Thakur September 23, 2011

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday rejected the bail plea of Sadhvi Pragya Thakur, who is facing charges for her alleged involvement in the 2008 Malegaon blast case. Pleading with the court on her behalf, senior advocate Mahesh Jethmalani claimed that she had been subjected to harassment, physical torture and...
  • Mecca Masjid blast mastermind might be dead July 16, 2010

    New Delhi: A day after CNN-IBN revealed details of interrogation of suspects in Mecca Masjid blast case linking them to senior Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh leader Indresh Kumar, it is now learnt that a former pracharak of the organisation was the alleged mastermind of the blast. Sunil Joshi, a long time RSS...
  • RSS under the scanner for links to Hindu terrorists July 15, 2010

    New Delhi: Details of the interrogation of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh activists Ashok Berry and Ashok Varshney indicate that they knew Devender Gupta, the main accused in Mecca Masjid blast case. CNN-IBN has access to the interrogation report of the two senior RSS activists from UP, who were under intelligence scanner, linking...
  • Uma Bharati meets Malegaon blast accused Sadhvi December 22, 2009

    Nashik: Bharatiya Janshakti chief Uma Bharati on Monday met Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur, a key accused in the 2008 Malegaon bomb blast case, in a hospital in Nashik and said she would launch a campaign to seek her release from jail. The former Bharatiya Janata Party leader, after seeking permission from...
  • Court drops MCOCA against Malegaon blast accused July 31, 2009

    Mumbai: Investigators in the Malegaon blast case have suffered a major legal reverse after a special court dropped charges under the Maharashtra anti-terror law Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) against 11 accused, including Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur and Lt. Col. Prasad SP Purohit. The court also ordered the trial...
  • Plot to kill Sadhvi Pragya's lawyers foiled: police July 10, 2009

    Mumbai: The Mumbai Police Friday claimed to have foiled a plot to kill the lawyers of Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur, one of the prime accused in last year's blast in Malegaon, and have arrested four men. The police have nabbed four henchmen of the absconding mafia don Chhota Shakeel, believed to...
  • Pragya a revolutionary not terrorist: Muthalik January 30, 2009

    New Delhi: Chief of the Sri Ram Sene, Pramod Muthalik has landed himself into a bigger controversy. He has called Malegaon blast accused Sadhvi Pragya Thakur a "revolutionary". "Accusing Sadhvi on terror is not correct. She's a revolutionary and comparing a revolutionary to a terrorist is like comparing Bhagat Singh and...
  • ATS files chargesheet in Malegaon blast case January 21, 2009

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra Anti-Terror Squad (ATS) has filed the chargesheet against 11 accused in the Malegaon blast case before the Maharashtra Control of Organised Crimes Act (MCOCA) court in Mumbai. The chargesheet running into over 4,000 pages was filed on Tuesday afternoon. The defence lawyers told the the court that details of...
  • ATS to file chargesheet in Malegaon blast case January 20, 2009

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra Anti-Terror Squad (ATS) will file a chargesheet against all the accused in the Malegaon blast case before the Maharashtra Control of Organised Crimes Act (MCOCA) court in Mumbai “We have given the permission. The police will file a chargesheet before the deadline,” says Maharashtra Home Minister Jayant Patil....
  • Malegaon case: Three more Army men under scanner December 22, 2008

    New Delhi: Two non-commissioned officers and one junior commissioned officer of the Indian Army are being questioned by Anti-Terrorism Squad in connection with the Malegaon blast case. They have been rounded up for their links with Lt Colonel Purohit, one of the prime accused in the case. The three men...
  • Slain ATS chief Karkare's birthday, a day of resolve December 12, 2008

    Mumbai: Friday, December 12 would also have been the birthday of a hero who laid down his life for his nation. Yes, Hemant Karkare, the slain ATS chief who had led from the front during the latest terror strikes would have been 54 on this day. Even as his forces...
  • ATS gives court Pandey, Purohit conversation recording November 26, 2008

    New Delhi: The Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) has produced new evidence in the MCOCA court on the Malegaon blast. The ATS submitted video and audio recordings of conversations between the suspects found on Dayanand Pandey's laptop. The recordings are allegedly of conversations between Pandey and other accused like Lt Col Prasad...
  • Malegaon accused scream torture, ATS feels the pain November 26, 2008

    New Delhi/Mumbai: As the Malegaon accused, Lt Col Purohit and Sadhvi Pragya Thakur, prepare to fight the long legal battle ahead, the Anti-Terrorism Squad is also treading the road less travelled. Investigations so far reveal Purohit was the leader of the pack. The mastermind Purohit brought the Sadhvi's organisation Vandemataram Samiti and...
  • Sadhvi cries torture, gets rights panel's attention November 25, 2008

    New Delhi: The National Human Rights Commission has sought a report from the Maharashtra government on the allegation made by Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur, a suspect in the Malegaon blast case, that the police tortured her. The Commission sent notices to Maharashtra Chief Secretary Johny Joseph and Director General of Police...
  • I was tortured, made to see obscene CD: Sadhvi November 24, 2008

    Mumbai: Malegaon blast accused Sadhvi Pragya Thakur on Monday charged the Maharashtra Police's Anti-Terrorism Squad with making her hear an obscene CD and repeated her earlier allegation that the agency had tortured her. Thakur alleged there was no lady officer present during her interrogation and the officials made her watch an...
  • Malegaon case: Sadhvi produced in MCOCA court November 24, 2008

    New Delhi: Prime accused in the Malegaon case, Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur and seven other accused have been produced before a MCOCA court in Mumbai. The Sadhvi walked calmly as she walked to the courtroom with her face uncovered. The Maharashtra ATS, which is investigating the case, had last week...
  • MP elections: Hindutva tops parties' poll agenda November 24, 2008

    New Delhi: Madhya Pradesh is considered as the state of gods and goddesses and people who hold the key to the future of this state are those to whom affiliations don’t matter. For all of them, religion is as important as politics. Madhya Pradesh’s historic town, Ujjain, which is famous...