The bail application of 2008 Malegaon blasts accused Sadhvi Pragya Singh has been rejected by a special NIA court, who has given clean chit by National Investigation Agency (NIA) last month. Pragya's lawyer Prashant Maggu had filed the bail plea on May 30.
On May 13, the investigating agency decided to drop Pragya’s name from the chargesheet in connection with the case. The agency also dropped charges against her under the stringent Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA).
The NIA in its chargesheet recommended discharging four accused - Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur, Shyam Sahu, Shiv Narayan Kalsangra and Praveen Takkalki - saying there was no evidence to prosecute them.
The Malegaon 2008 blast case was a first case in which Hindu extremists, including Lt. Colonel Prasad Shrikant Purohit and Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur, were chargesheeted by the Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad in 2009.