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Israel embassy car blast: RSS questions bail to Kazmi

Oct 20, 2012 10:33 PM IST Politics Politics

New Delhi: The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) on Saturday questioned the bail granted to chief accused in the Israel embassy car blast case, Syed Mohammed Kazmi, saying that if he was given bail, why hadn't Sadhvi Pragya Thakur been granted bail yet.

RSS spokesperson Ram Madhav Varanasi said, " Justice Kabir, CJI, said Kazmi, accused in the attack on an Israeli diplomat's wife in Delhi has statutory right to bail. He is released. What about Sadhvi Pragya? Is the Supreme Court setting another new precedent by granting bail to Kazmi against whom ample evidence of direct involvement in the plot is available?"

The Supreme Court had in September rejected the bail plea of Sadhvi Pragya Thakur, who is facing charges for her alleged involvement in the 2008 Malegaon blast case. Thakur has been in custody of the Maharashtra ATS since October 2008, and faces charges under Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA).

Kazmi was, meanwhile, released from the Tihar jail around 9 pm on Saturday.