April 16, 2018

India: Mecca Masjid Blast Case of 2007 - Aseemanand, four others acquitted for lack of evidence

Mecca Masjid blast verdict: Aseemanand, four other accused acquitted by special NIA court
The pipe bomb explosion at the historic Mecca Masjid in Hyderabad killed eight and left 58 others injured. Citing lack of evidence and prosecution’s failure to prove any of the charges made, the court acquitted five accused who were arrested

All accused in Hyderabad Mecca Masjid blast case, including Aseemanand, acquitted by special NIA court
A special NIA court on Monday acquitted all the accused in the Mecca Masjid bomb blast case. The bombing took place during Friday prayers in the mosque in Hyderabad on May 18, 2007, claiming nine lives and leaving 58 injured. Five others were killed in police firing in the violence that followed immediately after the blast.
india Updated: Apr 16, 2018 12:45 IST

Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
Hindustan Times, Hyderabad