Malegaon blast case: Victims write to CJ, HC registrar, seek extension of presiding special judge's tenure
The letter said Judge PR Sitre was getting transferred in the coming vacation as per the Annual General Transfers.
Bhakroda claimed some "outsiders" recently approached him and asked him to be ready to depose before the special NIA court in Mumbai on Tuesday.
He had seen two of the accused, Lt Colonel Prasad Purohit and Sudhakar Chaturvedi, attending the camp, he had told the ATS which was then probing the case.
As the witness denied having given a voluntary statement to the ATS, Judge P R Sitre of the special court for National Investigation Agency (NIA) cases declared him hostile.
NIA trying to weaken 2008 Malegaon blast case: Congress leader Naseem Khan in letter to Maharashtra ATS chief
Naseem Khan accused the NIA of trying to weaken the 2008 Malegaon blast case at the behest of the central government.
Pragya Singh Thakur's lawyer said that although the court had not summoned the MP, she appeared on her own as she was in Mumbai for her medical treatment.
The video that went viral on social media showed Thakur playing a game of kabaddi on the premises of a Kali temple.
The case against her relates to bomb blasts at Malegaon in Maharashtra on September 29, 2008, in which at least six persons died.
Lt Col Prasad Purohit, an accused in the 2008 Malegaon blast case, today turned hostile while deposing in a court here as a witness in the 2007 Mecca Masjid bomb blast case.
The apex court had last week reserved its verdict on Purohit's plea seeking interim bail in the 2008 Malegaon blast case.