New Delhi, June 7: Newly elected BJP MP Pragya Singh Thakur on Friday appeared before a special NIA court in connection with the 2008 Malegaon bomb blast case. During the hearing, when the special NIA Judge questioned the Malegaon bomb blast case accused, all that she had to say was, 'I Don't Know'. According to a tweet by ANI, when the Judge asked Pragya Thakur, 'Do you know or has your lawyer told you about how many witnesses have been examined by the prosecution till now?, she replied saying- 'I don't know.'
When the special NIA Judge asked Pragya, 'All the witnesses who have been examined till now, it has transpired that there was a blast on 29th September 2008 in which several people died. What do you have to say?' The BJP leader again replied saying,- 'I don't know'. Pragya Singh Thakur Asked to Appear Before Court at Least Once a Week in 2008 Malegaon Blasts Case.
The appearance on Friday is the first appearance before the NIA court, which is conducting trial in the 11-year-old case, after being elected to Lok Sabha from Bhopal last month. According to reports, the last time she had shown up in the court was during framing of charges in the case in October 2018.
Take a look at the tweets:
Malegaon blast case: Special NIA Judge asked Pragya Thakur 'All the witnesses who have been examined till now, it has transpired that there was a blast on 29th September 2008 in which several people died. What do you have to say?' To which she replied- 'I don't know.' https://t.co/gQINeqZ1Wl
— ANI (@ANI) June 7, 2019
In May, the Special NIA Judge V S Padalkar had directed all the accused, including Thakur, to appear before the court at least once a week. The judge then said an exemption from appearance would be granted only if cogent reasons were submitted. Sadhvi Pragya Insults 26/11 Martyr Hemant Karkare, Says 'He Died Because He Was Cursed'; Watch Video.
On September 29, 2008, six people were killed and over 100 injured when an explosive device strapped to a motorcycle went off near a mosque in Malegaon, a power-loom town in north Maharashtra. According to details by police, the motorbike was registered in Thakur's name and that led to her arrest in 2008.