‘Purohit organised camp under guise of AoL event’

May 14, 2016 01:41 am | Updated October 18, 2016 01:06 pm IST - Mumbai

The key accused in the 2008 Malegaon blast case, Lt. Col. Prasad Shrikant Purohit, had organised a training camp under the guise of an ‘Art of Living’ event, the charge sheet filed by the National Investigation Agency said.

The NIA has recorded the statement of the owner of a hotel in Panchmarhi in this regard.

The owner, who was a prosecution witness, said that in September 2005, Purohit met him in the hotel and asked him to arrange a camp for 40-50 people related to ‘Art of Living’ (AoL) at Panchmarhi.

The witness said he saw lathi training being given to participants. “I could feel that the camp was not related to ‘Art of Living’ but it was something else,” he said.

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