It may be noted Joshi was shot dead in Chuna Khadan locality of Dewas on December 29, 2007 by two motor-bike borne men. The former Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) pracharak was then on the run for his alleged role in the murder of a tribal Congress leader.
In 2011, the probe into the Joshi murder case was given into the hands of NIA following allegations that the murder took place following a saffron conspiracy.
After three years, the NIA in its chargesheet filed in the Special Court of Bhopal did not see even a hint of a conspiracy behind Joshi’s murder.
In September 2014, the trial was shifted to Dewas and an year later charges were framed against the accused persons in the case.
Thakur, who is undergoing medical treatment in a Pandit Khushilal Ayurveda Hospital in Bhopal did not travel to be present in the Dewas court because of health reasons.
Earlier, the Sadhvi was given a clean chit by the NIA in the 2008 Malegaon bomb blasts case.