The National Investigation Agency Court on Tuesday adjourned the hearing on Malegaon blast case after a witness was not available for a statement.
The court also accepted newly elected BJP’s lawmaker Pragya Thakur’s application for exemption from appearance for one day after she moved on the application again.
The court on Monday has rejected the application for exemption from appearance.
Her lawyers have cited some time to complete procedures in the parliament that begins on June 17.
Special NIA Judge VS Padalkar rejected Thakur’s application, and said “grounds shown in the exemption application like to complete process of elections, enrolment and other factors cannot be accepted at all as time and again, the accused person [Thakur] has undertaken to remain present before this court but fails to do so,” reported Scroll.
Pragya recently won the Lok Sabha election from Bhopal seat defeating Congress candidate former MP CM Digvijaya Singh.
On September 29, 2008, at least six people died in two blasts in Maharashtra’s Malegaon city.
Radical Hindutva outfit Abhinav Bharat is suspected of carrying out the attacks.
According to Indian Express, the court had, two weeks ago, granted Thakur and two other accused – Lt Col Prasad Purohit and Sudhakar Chaturvedi – exemption for a week.
So far, the court has heard witnesses from among those injured in the blast as well as those who examined them.