Maharashtra Government challenges to discharge 8 people in 2006 Malegaon Blast


Mumbai: The Maharashtra Government has registered a plea in the Bombay High Court challenging the judgment to discharge 8 people in the Malegaon blast case 2006. The National Investigation Agency (NIA) had presented that it has not found any evidence against the 8 people following the Mumbai court dropped charges.

The case was originally handled by the Maharashtra Anti Terrorist Squad and later investigates by the Central Bureau of Investigation. The case was then handed over to the NIA which found no evidence against these people. Six of those released are from Malegaon. On September 8 2006, a blast in Malegaon killed 31 persons and injured several others.

These men who were arrested had suspected that they were tormented into making confessional testimonial by the police.

While the ATS had alleged that it was the Students Islamic Movement of India which carried out the blast, the findings were confirmed by the CBI as well. However the NIA while inquiring the case stated that these blasts were carried out by the Abhinav Bharat. After almost ten years, the eight accused were discharged on 25 April, 2016.