A Mumbai court has accepted the discharge applications of nine accused in Malegaon bomb blast case and ordered the release of the accused. Atleast 37 people were killed in the Malegaon blast in 2006.The court headed by Session Judge VV Patil has also ordered to drop charges against the nine accused.
Till now two accused have been convicted in this case and six were released.
“It is submitted that evidence collected by NIA in further investigation is not in consonance with evidence collected by the Anti-Terrorism Squad and the CBI. The court may kindly pass appropriate orders in the matter,” the anti-terror agency told a special NIA court in response to discharge applications filed by the nine accused.
The 2006 bombings were part of a series of explosions that had rocked Malegaon, a communally sensitive power-loom town in Nashik district of Maharashtra, located about 300 km from Mumbai.