The Supreme Court of India gave bail to the accused, Lt Col Srikanta Purohit, in connection with the Malegaon bomb blasts case dated September 29, 2008. NIA has opposed the bail granted to the Purohit in the apex court. He had said that there are enough reasons for the lieutenant colonel Srikant Purohit to be held guilty. Other prominent accused in the Supreme Court case have also granted bail to Sadhvi Pragya Thakur and Aseemanand.
Srikant Purohit, born in Pune, was born in a Brahmin family. Srikanth’s father used to work in the bank and his education was done in Pune. In 1994, the Purohit was selected for the Maratha Light Infantry. While working in Jammu and Kashmir, he became ill, due to which he was downgraded medically. At this time, he shifted to Military Intelligence.
Between 2002 and 2005, Purohit in Jammu and Kashmir became part of a very significant anti-terrorist operation. At this time he was posted in the MI-25 Intelligence Field Security Unit. The responsibility of this unit is to keep an eye on the enemy around the border. It is said that he was in contact with retired Major Ramesh Upadhyaya while staying at the Licensing Unit Officer in Dioli near Nashik.
Arrest in Malegaon case
It is said that Upadhyay created an extremist Hindustan organization, Abhinav Bharat, whose Purohit became a part of the later. Upadhyay is also in jail in Malegaon case. The Purohit also alleged that he stole the Army’s 60 kg RDX, some of which were used in the Malegaon Blast.
They are also accused of funding Hindus organization Abhinav Bharat and training of people of the group. When the Army Education Corps Training College was stationed in the Center, Panchmahari, Madhya Pradesh and was learning Arabic, then the police decoded some SMS which was sent to Upadhyay from the Purohit on Malegaon Blast.
After which he was sent to jail after questioning in the case. Shrikant was in jail since then.