After getting bail from the Supreme Court in the 2008 Malegaon blast case, Lt Col Shrikant Prasad Purohit said he is eager to rejoin the Army at the earliest.
Purohit told reporters that he wants to wear his uniform as it is outermost layer of his skin.
“I am wedded to it. I am very happy to get back into the service of the best organisation in the country if not the world, the Indian army,” he said.
Purohit had been brought to the court for a hearing on framing of charges.
He further said, “I have two families—the Army and my family which includes my wife, my two sons, sister and mother. I cannot wait to return to them.”
The Army didn’t “let me down.”
“It’s been the tradition and ethos of the Army not to let down its men,” he said, adding, “I never even once felt that I was out of the Army.”
He praised his wife for helping him in his legal fight.
Asked if he will seek action against the Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad for allegedly “planting (explosive) RDX on him”, Purohit said he was part of an institution, and if those claims were true, his “seniors” (in the Army) will deal with the matter.
“I am too small a fry to fight this,” he said.
Asked if he blamed anybody for his plight, the officer said no one was to blame but his "destiny". (With PTI Inputs)