Finally BJP MP Pragya Thakur appears before NIA court

Finally BJP MP Pragya Thakur appears before NIA court

Bhopal: BJP MP Pragya Thakur, accused in the Malegaon blasts case has appeared before the Mumbai court after issuing several summonses to her.

Finally, she appeared before the Special NIA Court, she told the court that she has to get admit in the Kokilaben hospital for treatment.

Her appearance was very brief, her lawyer submitted that she has come directly from the airport and she will go directly to the hospital.

"Are you okay now? Last time you said you had some health issues?" the court had asked, to which Pragya Thakur replied: "The doctors will tell me how long I need to be in the hospital..."

"Please be present in court whenever required and take details of the case from your lawyer," the court instructed Bhopal MP, later she left the courtroom.

Pragya Thakur was given bail in 2017 on medical grounds after spending nine years in prison over the 2008 blasts in Maharashtra's Malegaon that killed six people and injured over 100 others.

In January she sought and received an exemption from personal appearances citing those conditions.

However, since then she has landed in multiple controversies after videos of her playing basketball and kabaddi, and dancing at a wedding, emerged online.

Last month a video emerged showing Pragya Thakur, who is often seen in a wheelchair, playing kabbadi with a group of women while visiting a temple in her constituency. She slammed the person who shot the clip, describing him as "Ravana" and saying his "old age and next birth will get spoiled".

Six people died and over 100 others injured when an explosive device strapped on a motorcycle went off near a mosque in Malegaon, a town about 200 km from Mumbai in north Maharashtra.