Monday, August 30, 2010
SC issues notice to Mumbai ATS on Sadhvi Pragya's bail plea
The Supreme Court of India has issued a notice to the Mumbai ATS asking it to show cause as to why Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur, an accused in the Malegaon blasts case should not be granted bail. A Division Bench of the Supreme Court comprising Justice Panchal and Justice Gyan Sudha Mishra issued the show cause notice which is returnable by four weeks.
This would mean that the ATS will have to file its reply in four weeks time explaining why it would be opposing the bail plea filed by the Sadhvi.
Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur had initially filed a bail plea before the Bombay High Court which was rejected following which she preferred a special leave petition before the Supreme Court of India.
Her counsel Ganesh Sovani told rediff.com that they would also be challenging another order which had upheld the imposition of the Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) against his client. We will challenge the same before the Supreme Court of India next week, he said.