Lt Colonel Shrikant Purohit was today released from Taloja jail in Maharashtra. Purohit was granted bail by the Supreme Court on Monday in the 2008 Malegaon blast case.This ends Purohit’s 9 years of ordeal, according to Times Now report. Army vehicles had arrived at the Taloja jail this morning and are accompanying Purohit to Army’s Colaba unit, the report says. Purohit yesterday said he wanted to rejoin the Army as soon as possible.
Purohit was produced before the special NIA judge S D Tekale yesterday in Mumbai. The court was hearing the accused on framing of charges in the Malegaon blast case. In the afternoon, Purohit’s lawyers in Delhi approached the Supreme Court, seeking modification of bail conditions. “The SC accepted our request and allowed us to avail of cash bail instead of producing sureties,” advocate Shrikant Shivde, Purohit’s lawyer was quoted as saying by PTI. Meanwhile, the apex court had made a minor change in one of the conditions it had imposed while granting bail Purohit.
On Monday, Purohit was granted bail subject to several conditions by the apex court yesterday after he had spent eight years and eight months in jail in the case.
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A bench of Justices R K Agrawal and Abhay Mohan Sapre modified the order after Purohit, through his counsel, sought changes to the condition that he has to furnish personal security of Rs one lakh along with two solvent sureties. He pleaded that instead of solvent sureties, it should be modified to cash securities.