The Bombay High Court on Tuesday granted bail to 2008 Malegaon blast case accused, Major Ramesh Upadhyay, on grounds of parity.
In August, the Supreme Court had granted bail to Lt Col Prasad Shrikant Purohit. While granting bail to Upadhyay, the Bombay High Court asked him to furnish a surety of Rs 1 lakh.
Major Upadhyay was arrested in November 2008 for his alleged involvement in the Malegaon blast case. Six people were killed and more than 100 were injured in the blast. He was accused of conspiring with prime accused Lt Col S P Purohit to carry out the blasts.
Upadhyay was lodged at the Taloja Central Jail in Raigarh, Maharashtra. Following the apex court’s bail to Lt Col Purohit, the Bombay High Court has granted bail to Major Upadhyay on grounds of parity.