Dewas (MP): In connection with the murder of RSS worker Sunil Joshi in 2007, chargesheet was filed against Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur and others in the court of First Class Judicial Magistrate (JMFC) Padmesh Shah.

The charge sheet running into 432 pages was filed a day after Pragya was formally arrested at a hospital in Mumbai where she was undergoing treatment.

It contains statements of 124 witnesses and also has 89 annexures.

The chargesheet said that Pragya confessed before the Dewas Police in Mumbai that Joshi was killed because he misbehaved with her and his overall behaviour was something not expected by a woman.

She also told the police that Joshi was misusing the money that came to him from the party and other sources.

Besides Pragya Thakur, the chargesheet names Anand Raj Kataria, Harshad Solanki, Vasudev Parmar and Ramchandra Patel as accused in the case.

All of them have been charged under relevant sections of IPC and the Arms Act.

Two other accused in the case Mehul and Rakesh, both hailing from Gujarat, are still absconding.

Pragya told police that Joshi was murdered as she feared that if the police arrested him, then conspiracies with regard to other bomb blasts in the country would get revealed, the charge sheet said.

Joshi was also eliminated as he had ill-treated the Best Bakery case absconders -- Harshad, Mehul, Rakesh and Ustad, who were hiding with Joshi in Dewas, it said.

The charge sheet also claims that on the day when Joshi was murdered, Pragya was in Indore and her mobile call records showed that she was in constant touch with the alleged murderers.

The plot to murder Joshi was hatched and Harshad Solanki shot him in the presence of others at an abandoned brick kiln, where he was called.

After the murder, Harshad and his associates left in a vehicle provided by Anand Raj Kataria.

Pragya was arrested after Joshi's relatives revealed that she had come to the house of one of them on the day of the murder and had taken away his suitcase.

She was also seen at the hospital where Joshi's body was taken.

(Agencies)