Lieutenant Colonel Shrikant Prasad Purohit on Wednesday donned the Army uniform for the first time after being granted bail by Supreme Court in 2008 Malegaon bomb blast case.
Lt Col Purohit was released on bail from Taloja jail on August 23.
After his release from Taloja jail, Purohit told reporters that ”I want to join my family and my organisation. I come from a family of soldiers. I am an individual and the Army will decide what to do next.”
Purohit joined the Army as a Short Service Commission officer when he was 22 years old and was commissioned into the 15th battalion of the Maratha Light Infantry Regiment in 1994.
A few years later, he shifted to Military Intelligence, citing ill health. Once regularised as a Permanent Commission officer.
At the time of his arrest by the Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS), Purohit was working with the Southern Command Liaison Unit (SCLU) of Military Intelligence and undergoing a course in Arabic language at the Army Education Corps Training College and Centre at Pachmarhi in Madhya Pradesh.
Before the course he was posted at Devlali in Nashik as part of his deputation with the SCLU. He was put under suspension after his arrest.