A special NIA court in Mumbai on Thursday rejected the Bhopal MP Pragya Singh Thakur’s plea seeking permanent waiver from attending the court once a week.
Thakur had contented in the plea that she should be granted waiver as she has to attend the Parliament on a day-to-day basis after becoming a MP.
Thakur is among the main accused in the 2008 Malegaon blasts case. The other accused include Major (retired) Ramesh Upadhyay, Sudhakar Dwivedi, Ajay Rahirkar, Sameer Kulkarni, Sudhakar Chaturvedi and Lt. Col. Prasad Purohit.
The accused have been booked under various sections of the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) and the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
—India Legal Bureau