Malegaon blast: Suffered for 9 years in jail because of Congress conspiracy, says Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur

Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur, a key accused in the 2008 Malegaon blast case, was granted bail on Tuesday by the Bombay High Court.

Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur, a key accused in the 2008 Malegaon blast case, who was granted bail on Tuesday by the Bombay High Court today alleged that she had suffered for almost nine years in jail because the Congress-led UPA conspired against her and added that there was no such thing as saffron terror.

"There is no such thing as saffron terror. I was tortured by the Mumbai ATS to such an extent that one of my lungs got damaged. And the ones who tortured me were men. This I think must not have happened to any women in independent India," Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur told media after completing the bail formalities in the hospital premises.

She will continue to stay in the Khushi Lal Ayurvedic hospital in Bhopal even though she got bail.

She then said, " I'm not medically fit, but now I'm free and now I'm free to avail best medical facilities. I'm a sadhvi, I was once very fit, but was tortured to such an extent that I have become crippled. I forgive those who unknowingly tried to harm me."

Elaboration upon the conviction of two men of her clan in the Ajmer blast, she said, "They have been convicted by a lower court and conviction by a court does not mean they are terrorists. There are so many conspiracies at work. The final judgment will come from god. I salute all the martyrs who have given their lives for the country."

Six persons were killed and nearly 100 others injured when a bomb strapped to a motorcycle had exploded in Malegaon town of Nashik district on September 29, 2008.

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