Tuesday, July 20, 2010

MCOCA back to haunt Sadhvi

Sadhvi Pragya Singh will have to face her trial under the provisions of the Maharashtra Control of Organised Crimes Act. The Bombay High Court on Monday ordered that the Sadhvi and others be tried under the provisions of MCOCA in connection with the Malegaon blasts case.

Her advocate Ganesh Sovani told rediff.com that they are yet to examine the order in detail since it is an 80 page order. We would look into it and then decide on the future course of action. The most likely probability is that we shall knock on the doors of the Supreme Court.

Right from the start we have maintained that the argument against my client is a fabricated one. We had challenged the manner in which the case was imposed on my client based on the confession of one of the accused in the Parbhani case, Rakesh Dhawade. The point that came up for argument is that the ATS had interrogated Dhawade who is supposed to have made statements against my client. Why did the ATS file a chargesheet against Dhawade in the Parbhani case after the investigation into the Malegaon case. Something was not right and we think it was only aimed at fixing my client.

The matter against my client is to come up before the designated court on July 23rd. We will decide on the next course of action before that. We are also looking into the case closely in the wake of the fresh allegations that are coming up in the wake of the investigations into the Ajmer and Mecca Masjid case. I would however say that these are fabricated in nature.

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