February 2, 2017 | By Sikh Siyasat Bureau
Chandigarh: The sessions court on Wednesday acquitted Pragya Thakur in the former Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) pracharak Sunil Joshi murder case, due to lack of evidence in the case against her.
As reported by the Hindustan Times (HT) Additional district and sessions judge Rajiv Madhusudan Apte in his judgment had a critical outlook towards both the the Dewas police and the National Investigation Agency (NIA) that investigated the case.
While passing the judgement the trial court judge stated: “Both the Dewas police and NIA were very loose in their investigations and it appears they had some preconceived notion about the crime. The way the Dewas police and NIA presented different and often contradictory evidence it raises question on the entire case.”
A former RSS pracharak, Sunil Joshi, a close associate of Pragya Thakur, was allegedly involved in both the Malegaon and Samjhauta blast cases. He had been murdered on December 29, 2007 in the Chunakhadan area of Dewas. Pragya Singh Thakur who is under judicial custody lodged in Bhopal central jail and is under going treatment because of which she couldn’t be presented in the court at the time when the verdict was delivered, media reports said.