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SC to hear Pargya bail plea
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SC to hear Pargya bail plea

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The Supreme Court Friday said it would hear after two weeks a plea challenging the Bombay High Court's April 2017 order granting bail to Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur, one of the accused in the 2008 Malegaon blast case.

Ms. Thakur, a sitting BJP MP, was granted bail on April 25, 2017 by the high court which said 'no prima facie' case was made out against her in the case.

Seven people were killed in a bomb blast on September 29, 2008 at Malegaon, a sensitive textile town in Nasik district of north Maharashtra. The plea, filed by the father of one of the blast victims, came up for hearing before a bench headed by Mr. Justice A M Khanwilkar.

The apex court said it would hear the matter after two weeks. The petitioner Nisar Ahmed Haji Sayed Bilal, father of one of the blast victims, has alleged that Thakur was a 'powerful person' and could influence the witnesses in the case.

'The high court failed to appreciate that Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur is an influential person and is likely to wield her power and influence in an illegal and unlawful manner to tamper with evidence and influence witnesses,' he said in his plea.