Mumbai, Jun 14 : Bombay High Court on Friday granted bail to four - Manohar Nawaria, Rajendra Chaudhary, Dhan Singh,and Lokesh Sharma-accused in the 2006 Malegaon blasts case.
On September 8, 2006, a series of bomb blasts took place in Malegaon, a town in Nashik district of Maharashtra, claiming 37 lives and injured over 100 people.
The four had been in jail since 2013 and approached High Court for relief after their bail plea was rejected by a special court.
The Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad(ATS) initially accused Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) to be behind the attack, but a 2013 chargesheet put the onus on the right wing group Abhinav Bharat.
On 25 April of 2016, the Court found the initial ATS charges to be fabricated and subsequently released the nine Muslims arrested in connection with the terror case. (UNI)