Sadhvi Pragya acquitted in Joshi murder case

Sadhvi Pragya is in judicial custody in connection with terror cases.

Updated - February 02, 2017 01:12 am IST

Published - February 01, 2017 06:14 pm IST - Dewas (MP)

Sadhvi Pragya Thakur and seven others accused in the murder of former Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh pracharak Sunil Joshi were acquitted on Wednesday by Additional District Judge Rajiv M. Apte.

Joshi was shot dead on December 29, 2007 in the Chunakhadan locality of Dewas town by two motorcycle-borne assailants.

The trial in the case started in September 2015.


Joshi was once a close aide of Pragya, but they fell out later. Pragya is in judicial custody in connection with terror cases.

She was not present in the court here when the verdict was announced.

The others acquitted in the case are Lokesh Sharma, Anand Raj Kataria, Rajendra Choudhary, Harshad Solanki, Vasudev Parmar, Jitendra Sharma and Ramcharan Patel.

(With inputs from PTI)

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