On Wednesday morning one of the prime accused Lt. Col. Prasad S. Purohit in the 2008 Malegaon blast case walked out of the Taloja prison after remaining in jail for nine years.
He was granted bail by the Supreme Court on Monday. Purohit is accused of being a part of the conspiracy hatched for carrying out the September 29, 2008, blast in Malegaon, a Muslim-dominated town in Nashik district.
Seven persons were killed and scores injured in the blast considered the handiwork of a right-wing group, Abhinav Bharat. Purohit was escorted by an army team as he stepped out of the prison and left for an army unit in Mumbai.