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NIA court refuses to restrain Pragya Thakur from contesting Lok Sabha elections, says it has no jurisdiction

The applicant had sought directions from the court to ban Pragya Thakur from contesting elections and also to attend Court in Mumbai as the trial is still underway.

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) court on Wednesday refused to restrain Pragya Thakur from contesting the Lok Sabha elections stating that the issue does not come under its jurisdiction. The court also added that it was the domain of Election commission to look into the issue.

According to reports, the special NIA court was hearing a petition filed by Nisar Ahmed Sayyed Bilal, a 59-year-old resident of Malegaon, Nashik seeking directions to restrain Pragya Singh Thakur from contesting elections.

“In ongoing elections, this Court does not have any legal powers to prohibit anyone from contesting elections, It is the job of electoral officers to decide. This court can’t stop the accused number 1 from contesting elections, this application is negated,” said the special NIA court.

Last week, the Special NIA Court while hearing the Malegaon Blasts case had asked for the response of the NIA. On Wednesday, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) in its response, stated it has no jurisdiction to decide on the issue of whether Sadhvi Pragya Thakur should be allowed to contest the ongoing Lok Sabha Elections.

In his application, Bilal has argued that Pragya was released on bail on the pretext that she is unwell and “a patient of breast cancer.” The applicant said that on the contrary, she has been participating in various programs while giving objectionable and instigating speeches since her release from Jail.

The applicant had sought directions from the court to ban Pragya Thakur from contesting elections and also to attend Court in Mumbai as the trial is still underway.

Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur, who is widely believed to be one of the victims of the Congress party’s attempt to invent Hindu Terror, has officially joined the Bharatiya Janata Party. She will be contesting the Lok Sabha Elections from Bhopal against Congress leader Digvijaya Singh on a BJP ticket. The NIA had given her a clean chit in the Malegaon Blasts case in 2016 after years of brutal torture in prison.

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