Samjhauta, Malegaon Blasts: Lt Col Purohit Pleads Innocence

The Malegaon blast and Samjhauta blast accused Lt Colonel Purohit has written another letter to Manohar Parrikar.

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 Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar. (Photo: Reuters)

One of the major accused in the Samjhauta and Malegaon blasts, Lieutenant Colonel Prasad Purohit has written a letter to Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar requesting to restore his military honour.

According to an Indian Today report, Purohit claimed that he was falsely implicated in the Samjhauta blast case.

I have been robbed of honour, dignity and rank and punished for serving the nation.
Lt Colonel Prasad Purohit in his Letter to Defence Minister

Purohit also claimed that he had infiltrated various terrorist groups like Indian Mujahideen and SIMI as a millitary intelligence operative. He added that he shared every detail of his operation with his seniors.

This is not the first time Lt Colonel Purohit has written a letter to a union minister. In November 2015, Purohit wrote a letter to Parrikar claiming his innocence and requesting that copies of court of Inquiry against are regularly provided to him.

Similarly, in 2014, Purohit wrote a similar letter to then Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde

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