Purohit eager to rejoin Army

Purohit - whose bail formalities are yet to be completed - had been brought to the court for a hearing on framing of charges.

PTI
Mumbai, Publish Date: Aug 23 2017 12:58AM | Updated Date: Aug 23 2017 12:58AM
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A day after the Supreme Court granted him bail in the 2008 Malegaon blast case, Lt Col Shrikant Prasad Purohit said he wanted to rejoin the Army as soon as possible.

"I want to wear my uniform. It is outermost layer of my skin. I am wedded to it. I am very happy to get back into the service of the best organisation in the country if not the world, the Indian army," he told reporters outside a  sessions court here.

Purohit -- whose bail formalities are yet to be completed -- had been brought to the court for a hearing on framing of charges.

"I have two families -- the Army and my family which includes my wife, my two sons, sister and mother. I cannot wait to return to them," he said.

The Army didn't "let me down", said Purohit.

"It's been the tradition and ethos of the Army not to let down its men," he said, adding, "I never even once felt that I was out of the Army."

He praised his wife for helping him in his legal fight.