Malegaon Blast: Public prosecutor claims she was asked to go soft on Hindu terror suspects

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According to reports, a top public prosecutor has said that she was under pressure from the agency investigating the 2008 Malegaon blasts, to go soft on Hindu terror suspects in the case ever since the new government came to power.

Rohini Salian, Special Public Prosecutor in the case, told The Indian Express that she was told by an officer of the National Investigation Agency (NIA), that she needed to “go soft” on the case.

Four people were killed and 79 injured when bomb blasts shook Maharashtra’s Malegaon, a predominantly Muslim town 200 miles east of Mumbai, during the month of Ramzan in September 2008. Investigations linked the blasts to Hindu terror suspects and 12 people were arrested, including Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur and Colonel Prasad Shrikant Purohit.

Salian claimed that she was tasked not to appear in court for the State of Maharashtra just before one of the regular hearings in the case in the Sessions Court. She even claims that another advocate was to attend the proceedings.

“A day before June 12, when the case came up again for regular hearing (in the trial court), the same officer who had come to my office came up to me and said there are instructions from higher-ups, someone else will appear instead of you. I said I was expecting this and, good, you have told me this, so please settle my bills,” Salian was quoted as saying.

She also said that she wanted the NIA to officially denotify her from the case. “So that I am free to take up other cases, against the NIA, if need be. He must have conveyed it to the higher-ups and I am waiting for their action. I have not heard from anyone since then,” Salian said.

Earlier in April this year, the Supreme Court stated that Purohit and Thakur and others in the case cannot be charged under the stringent MCOCA at the current stage and their bail could hence be examined on merit by a trial court. The court also reiterated that there were no evidence to charge the two under MCOCA.

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  1. ANOTHER MOST HEINOUS EXAMPLE OF COMMUNALISM :-

    Yogi Adityanath’s Men Telling Hindus To Rape Dead Muslim Women Is Beyond Shocking
    http://www.indiatimes.com
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    “Nehy to”, as he always said, ” Yeh desh barbad ho jayega, loot jayenge……”

    In corruption people get the time to fight back but in communal disruption innocent people are affected instantly…………

    From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia :- “In March 2011, the documentary film Saffron War – Radicalization of Hinduism accused Adityanath of promoting communal disharmony through a Virat Hindustan rally in rural Uttar Pradesh. Adityanath shared the stage during a hate speech in which an unidentified speaker urged the Hindu audience to dig up the graves of Muslim women and rape the corpses. Recording of this event went viral on social media in March 2015. In August 2014, political activist Shehzaad Poonawala wrote to the National Commission of Minorities demanding that a police First Information Report be filed against Yogi Adityanath.”

    THE LACUNA OF THE IMPOTENT TRADITIONAL POLITICS IS, WHY MR. POONAWALA BEING A CONGRESSMAN HAD BEEN DORMANT TILL 2014 TILL LOK SABHA ELECTION ??? IS IT JUST NOT TO GAIN POLITICAL MILAGE ONLY ??? THIS MEETING OF MOST HEINOUS NATURE WAS HELD RIGHT UNDER THE NOSE OF POLICE ADMINISTRATION WHERE,
    Yogi Adityanath dares Akhilesh govt in Lucknow, says ‘arrest me, if you can’
    Arunav Sinha,TNN | Sep 10, 2014, 08.14 PM IST

    As our Motherland is the oldest and richest in cultural heritage, the level of corruption AND DIVISIVE POLITICS became intolerable for Her. That’s why ALMIGHTY have created AAP which will ultimately nail down divisive politics and the politics backed by money and muscle power of the crony mafias and capitalists. That’s why, despite of heinous efforts to disrupt communal harmony in Trilok Puri, Bawana, vandalising Churches and so on, Delhi refused to become a Muzaffarnagar of UP only because of AAP-FACTOR AND THAT SHOULD PREVAIL ALL OVER INDIA ………….

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