Mumbai : A Mumbai court dismissed the bail plea to Hindu leader Pragya Singh in the 2008 Malegaon impacts case, a month after the National Investigating Agency (NIA) cleared her of all charges for absence of proof.

The court’s decision came after families of the explosion victims questioned the bail request, saying the Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad had enough proof to arraign the Hindu pioneer.

On May 13, the NIA had told the court that it was dropping all charges in the case against Pragya and five others, revoking provisions of the stringent Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) and alleging the ATS planted explosives on one of the accused.

The September 2008 blasts in the Muslim-majority Malegaon town killed six people and injured 101. It was the most prominent in a string of alleged Hindu terror cases.

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