One of the key accused in 2006 Malegaon bomb blasts case, Manohar Singh, has confessed to his role in the conspiracy, the National Investigation Agency has claimed in a special court.

Singh, arrested from Hatod in Indore district of Madhya Pradesh on Saturday, was produced before the special NIA court in Mumbai.

It was the first arrest in connection with Maharashtra’s 2006 Malegaon bombing after the role of right-wing groups came to the fore.

Special public prosecutor Rohini Salian told the court that Singh has provided many important leads in connection with the blasts.

The NIA also told the court that Singh might provide information about the involvement of other accused during his custodial investigation.

Singh was nabbed after the key accused in 2007 Samjhauta Express blast, Rajender Chaudhary, told about the former’s involvement in the case.

The court has already issued production warrant against Chaudhary, who is likely to be brought to Mumbai on Monday.

The multiple bomb explosions in Malegaon, a powerloom town in Nashik district, about 200 km from Mumbai, had occurred near a mosque on September 8, 2006, killing 37 people and injuring over 100.