A day after seven Muslim accused in Malegaon blast case were released on bail, the RSS on November 17 demanded similar relief to the Hindu accused who have been lodged in the jail. “The National Investigation Agency (NIA) should apply the same yardstick to other accused also in Malegaon and Ajmer blasts cases,” told RSS National Executive Member Shri Ram Madhav to PTI. He contended that in March this year, the NIA had opposed the bail plea of these seven accused. What has changed on the ground that they have not opposed the bail pleas now. We think this has been done due to political considerations, Shri Madhav said.
The seven accused in Malegaon blasts were released on bail recently, five years after their arrest in the case, the probe into which took a new turn after names of some Hindu groups were figured in other blasts. Shri Madhav said the accused Hindu youths should also be released immediately as they are behind bars with “unproven charges” in terror cases. “The logic of the agency which investigated the 2006 case should be applied to 2007 and 2008 terror cases in which some Hindu youths were arrested with no proven charges and no evidence,” he said. He accused the National Commission for Minorities of “strongly lobbying” with the NIA for not opposing their bail pleas.