All Accused Acquitted In Hyderabad Mecca Masjid Blast Case

A total of 10 persons who were allegedly involved in the 2007 Hyderabad Mecca Masjid blast case has acquitted today by a special NIA Court. On the day of the blast, 9 people were killed and 58 others were seriously wounded. Among the persons who were acquitted, Swami Aseemanand’s name is also there. This specific high profile case was first transferred to the CBI who filed a charge sheet.

2007 Mecca Masjid blasts:

Later on, in 2011, National Investigation Agency (NIA) took over the responsibility. All the 10 persons were linked to right core organizations. During the investigation, the NIA Officials examined 226 witnesses and 411 document was exhibited as supporting documents.

2007 Mecca Masjid blasts

Mecca Masjid blast verdict:

Among the 10 accused, 5 of them were arrested whereas two accused namely Sandeep V Dange and Ramchandra Kalsangra are absconding whereas another accused Sunil Joshi died. NIA in a formal statement has said, “We will examine the court judgment after we get a copy of the same and decide further course of action.”

Mecca Masjid blast verdict

Owaisi says Mecca Masjid verdict has weakened the fight against terrorism:

AIMIM Chief Asaduddin Owaisi, who has been a staunch critic of BJP and other right-wing organizations remarked, “Justice has not been done. NIA and Modi govt didn’t even appeal against bail that was given to accused within 90 days. This was a completely biased investigation which will weaken our resolve to fight terrorism. 9 people died and many were injured.”

Owaisi on Mecca Masjid verdict

Congress on Mecca Masjid Blast Case:

Congress leader Ashok Gehlot has been extra cautious with his remark, saying, “It is now up to the government to examine order and decide of a further appeal is required. As it is a judicial matter, I would not like to comment on it.” No doubt, the verdict will give the BJP leaders a huge sigh of relief, but on the other hand, will enable fringe parties like AIMIM ample control over the local emotion.

Congress on Mecca Masjid Blast Case: 

Swami Aseemanand and other accused acquitted:

It remains to be whether BJP comes with a remark on the acquittal of Swami Aseemanand or not. Considering the present political situation with regard to Unnao and Kathua cases, this political news is definitely going to divert attention from the ongoing fiasco. In minority-dominated areas, this news is certainly going to polarize which the political parties will definitely look to get dividends and probable advantage in election mandate.

Swami Aseemanand Acquitted In Hyderabad Mecca Masjid Blast Case

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Ranabir Bhattacharyya is a Bengal based writer who concentrates on politics, international relations, economic and social matters