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ATS nabs Malegaon accused Praveen Muthalik

February 01, 2011 16:49 IST

Praveen Mutalik, an absconding accused in the 2008 Malegaon bomb blast case, has been arrested from Karnataka by the Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad.

Mutalik, one of the three accused still evading arrest in the case, was picked up on Monmday night, ATS sources said on Tuesday.

He was produced before a special MCOCA court which remanded him in police custody till February 14, sources said, adding two others -- Ramji Kalangsara and Sandeep Dange -- are still absconding.

With this, the number of arrests in the case has gone up to 12.

Earlier, ATS had arrested 11 persons including key accused Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur and Lt Colonel Shrikant Prasad Purohit.

Seven people were killed in a bomb blast on September 29, 2008, in communally sensitive textile town Malegaon in Nashik district of north Maharashtra.

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