The NIA, which is probing the 2008 Malegaon blast case, submitted a chargesheet in a Mumbai court on Friday without naming one of the prime accused Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur.
This means that the Sadhvi, who has been in prison for the last eight years, might be able to walk free soon.
According to the NIA, a motorcycle allegedly belonging to Sadhvi Pragya which was used in the blasts was actually never used by her. It was used by another accused Ramachandra Kalasanghra, who is absconding.
According to reports, the NIA might tell the court that the Maharashtra ATS investigation was flawed.
Following Purohit’s appeal, the Defence Ministry has itself taken a keen interest in helping him prove his innocence.
NIA will charge those in their chargesheet under provisions of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.
Malegaon blasts on September 29, 2008 that killed eight people and injured 80 others. The Maharashtra ATS had arrested Sadhvi Pragya, Colonel PS Purohit (retd), Ramesh Upadhyay, Shyam Sahu, Kalasanghra, Sameer Kulkarni, and Dayanand Pandey among others.