Two accused to face trial under Arms Act: 2008 Malegaon blast case…
Guwahati/28th December’2017 (Prag News Desk): The special National Investigation Agency court on Wednesday discharged two accused Rakesh Dhawde and Jagdish Mhatre from the 2008 Malegaon blast case.
They would be charged separately under the Arms Act for dealing with arms and ammunition illegally.
Dhawde’s case will be shifted to Nashik, while Mhatre’s to Thane court.
According to the prosecution, Dhawde imparted training to the accused to make fuse bomb and also illegally sold weapons at the behest of Lt Col Prasad Shrikant Purohit. While Mhatre, the prosecution claimed, sold and purchased arms illegally.
In 2007, Dhawde sold Purohit’s German company pistol to Mhatre for Rs 45,000. In April and May 2008, Purohit sold another one-foot-long pistol to Mhatre for Rs 60,000. In August 2008, Mhatre at the instance of Dhawde and Purohit arranged for four pistols for Rs 2 lakh collectively, the agency claimed.