BJP MP Pragya Singh Thakur, an accused in the 2008 Malegaon blast case, and four others, including Lt Col Prasad Purohit and Major (Retd) Ramesh Upadhyay, appeared before the Special NIA court on Monday.
On December 19, 2020, Special Judge PR Sitre had given “last chance” to Pragya Singh Thakur to appear before the court.
Judge then had expressed displeasure over her failure to appear before the court twice last month.
Pragya Singh Thakur remained in the box reserved for accused persons at the back of the courtroom along with four other co-accused in the case, which is being probed by the National Investigation Agency (NIA).
The hearing in the case was adjourned for Tuesday.
Speaking to media, Pragya Singh Thakur said, “I am still suffering from the torture inflicted by Congress.
They wanted to kill me but I keep coming back after recovering. That is why I am getting treatment and could not come during the last hearing. I will follow the orders of the court.”
On SP leader Akhilesh Yadav’s remarks on Covid-19 vaccine, Pragya Singh Thakur said,
“Every political party will make their own vaccine. Someone will make Congress vaccine, the SP their own…even the Left will make their vaccine.”
On communal clashes in Madhya Pradesh, Pragya Singh Thakur said, “The Left is disturbing law and order.
Everyone has a right to pray. Those who are attacking Ram bhakts will get befitting reply from MP government.”