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2008 Malegaon blast accused Col Purohit gets 15 days leave from Army

2008 Malegaon blast accused Lt Col Srikant Prasad Purohit's leave of 15 days has been approved by his department, said his lawyer Shrikant Shivade.


  |  Updated On : August 24, 2017 06:47 PM
2008 Malegaon blast accused Col Purohit gets 15 days leave from Army

2008 Malegaon blast accused Col Purohit gets 15 days leave from Army

New Delhi :  

2008 Malegaon blast accused Lt Col Srikant Prasad Purohit's leave of 15 days has been approved by his department, said his lawyer Shrikant Shivade.

Purohit on Thursday will also visit his unit headquarters in Pune where he was working before his arrest in the Malegaon blast case in late 2008.

Soon after walking out of a jail in Maharastra on bail after nine years, Lt. Col. Shrikant Prasad Purohit, an accused in the 2008 Malegaon blast case, on Wednesday had reported back to an army unit in Mumbai.

Army sources said he reported to the liasoning unit of the Army’s Southern Command in Mumbai and is currently staying at an army establishment in the city.

They said Purohit, an officer from intelligence corp, is likely to go to his unit in Pune where he was working before his arrest in the Malegaon blast case in late 2008.

He was released from Taloja jail in neighboring Navi Mumbai on Wednesday, two days after the Supreme Court granted him bail observing that there were contradictions in the charge sheets filed by different investigating agencies probing the case.

The sources said the Army headquarters will review his suspension from service after examining the court order.

During his stay in his unit, Purohit will be under various restrictions including his movement inside the unit.

The sources said the Army headquarters will study the Supreme Court’s order granting him bail and accordingly a call will be taken on whether to revoke his suspension from service.

(With PTI Inputs)

First Published: Thursday, August 24, 2017 05:58 PM


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