In fresh trouble for Sadhvi Pragya, an accused in the Malegoan blasts, a sessions court in Dewas, Madhya Pradesh, has framed charges against her and seven others in connection with the murder of RSS functionary Sunil Joshi.
The charges have been framed more than a year after the National Investigation Agency (NIA) in Bhopal had transferred the case to the Dewas sessions court.
The NIA had investigated the case for three years. It had ruled out that Joshi's murder was linked to the larger saffron terror conspiracy, and submitted a final report, saying he was killed as he made sexual advances towards Pragya.
The Dewas Police, which carried out the initial investigation and even filed a chargesheet, had also come to a similar conclusion before the probe was handed over to the NIA.
At the time of framing of the charges, Sadhvi Pragya wasn't present in the Dewas court. The court will begin hearing on the Sunil Joshi murder case from 28 September onwards.