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Col Purohit dons Army uniform; receives warm welcome from Anupam Kher on Twitter

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 31 August 2017, 13:21 IST

Lieutenant Colonel Shrikant Prasad Purohit on 30 August donned uniform for the first time after being granted bail by the Supreme Court in 2008 Malegaon bomb blast case.

Actor Anupam Kher took to his Twitter account and shared colonel Purohit's photo in uniform. He captioned the picture as “Welcome back Lt. Col. Purohit. Nice to see you back in the Indian army uniform. Jai Ho.”

 

It was on 21 August when a Supreme Court bench of Justices RK Agrawal and AM Sapre set aside an order of the Bombay High Court which had denied Col Purohit's bail.

He was released from the Taloja prison in Navi Mumbai on August 23 after which he had reported to his Army unit.

A team of Military Police and Quick Response Team (QRT) of the Army had taken him to a military station at Colaba in South Mumbai.

Seven people were killed in a bomb blast on September 29, 2008, at Malegaon, a communally-sensitive textile town in Nashik district of north Maharashtra.

- With ANI inputs

First published: 31 August 2017, 13:21 IST
 
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