Mecca Masjid blast case: Special NIA court acquits all accused

Mecca Masjid blast case: Special NIA court acquits all accused

The case was then transferred to the Central Bureau of Investigation, which filed a chargesheet.

The five accused were arrested after a preliminary investigation and the case was handed over to the CBI before the National Investigation Agency (NIA) took over in 2011.

During the investigation, Aseemanand had changed his statements many times.

The Mecca Masjid blasts have often been called the first instance of the much debated "Hindu terror" in India.

The court giving its verdict said, "Evidence against the accused is not satisfactory".

BJP's Subramanian Swamy, meanwhile, read a larger design. Assemanand has been embroiled in other blast cases as well.


The powerful blast at the Hyderabad's landmark mosque in the Old City killed 9 people and injured 58 who were offering Friday namaz on May 18, 2007, including 5 people who died in the firing by police to control the mob violence after the blast.

One of the accused, Sunil Joshi of Madhya Pradesh, a former Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) pracharak, was murdered while the case was being investigated.

2010: CBI arrested other accused namely Devender Gupta and Lokesh Sharma. "Higher courts will deal with the case, and if the investigative agencies work harder, the real culprits will soon be caught". In March 2017, a court in Rajasthan had sentenced Gupta and others to life in jail in the Ajmer Dargah blast case. The Delhi judge, before whom Aseemanand recorded his statement, also appeared before the Nampally court as a witness in the Mecca Masjid case. However, during examination 64 of them, including Lt Col Shrikant Purohit, turned hostile on 14 February 2018.

Owaisi has accused the NIA of shoddy probe, and said the agency did not "even challenge" bail given to some of the key accused during the trial.

Given the highly sensitive background of the case, police have deployed almost 200 police personnel including armed men in the city mainly at communally sensitive points.

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