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'Sadhvi Pragya was hospitalised after arrest'

November 12, 2008 15:30 IST

Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur, an accused in the September 29 Malegaon blast case, was hospitalised for a brief period after her arrest by the Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad, her lawyer said on Wednesday.

"She has kidney stone problem. It gave her trouble after she was arrested," her lawyer Ganesh Sovani said.

Sadhvi's father says: 'Pragya's innocent'

Following the arrest, Pragya had to be shifted to a private hospital in central Mumbai and later she was taken to Jaslok Hospital, Sovani said. He declined to give further details of her hospitalisation.

Pragya's family had alleged that the ATS did not arrest her on October 23, as per the record, but nearly two weeks before.

My Daughter Sadhvi Pragnya

The ATS had told the Nashik sessions court, where Pragya was produced, that she was arrested from Mumbai on October  23.

Pragya will approach the Bombay High Court with the complaint of illegal detention by ATS, Sovani said.

VHP threatens to launch agitation against Sadhvi's 'harassment'

So far, nine people have been arrested in connection with the Malegaon blast.

Pragya is currently in judicial custody.




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