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Activist Harsh Mander files PIL in SC for fair trial in Malegaon blast case

Activist Harsh Mander files PIL in SC for fair trial in Malegaon blast case

The PIL seeks the apex court's intervention for a fair trial in the 2008 blasts.

New Delhi: Activist Harsh Mander has filed a PIL in the Supreme Court asking it to intervene in the Malegaon blast case.

The PIL seeks the apex court's intervention for a fair trial in the 2008 blasts. It cites recent disclosures made by former Special Public Prosecutor Rohini Salian.

Salian, who was SPP in the case, had recently stirred a controversy when she alleged an NIA officer had told her to "go soft" on the accused, a charge denied by the anti-terror agency. She also claimed the same officer had told her that she would be replaced. Salian is no longer on NIA's panel of lawyers.

Referring to Salian's interview to media, the plea alleged that she had made "startling revelations" regarding "hidden hands allegedly nudging the judicial system to free the accused in the 2008 Malegaon case."

(With inputs from PTI)
first published:August 12, 2015, 16:31 IST