The NIA Court at Nampally Court Complex on Monday acquitted five accused in Mecca Masjid blast case of May 18, 2007. Citing lack of evidence and prosecution’s failure to prove any of the charges made by the CBI and NIA, the Fourth Additional Metropolitan Sessions cum NIA Court acquitted five main accused.
#BREAKING Mecca Verdict: NIA court acquits Swami Aseemanand & Co., whistleblower UPA babu on TIMES NOW, UPA babu corners former bosses, claims vindication, ‘NIA had no case against accused, acquittal was bound to happen, no hindu terror angle as claimed’ pic.twitter.com/J3yMlWV0WR
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“The court noted that the prosecution could not prove its case; no evidence was presented to prove the conspiracy. Five accused who were arrested have been acquitted by the court today,’’ B Rajvardhan Reddy, defence lawyer said.
People who perpetrated attack(Mecca Masjid) were protected through misuse of agency(NIA), this is what is alarming. How do you compensate those who suffered&were maligned?Will Congress or anyone else who propagated this theory compensate them?:RVS Mani, former MHA Under Secretary pic.twitter.com/jD7bmKeDKh
— ANI (@ANI) April 16, 2018
The court dismissed the case against Devendra Gupta alias Bobby alias Ramesh who was out on bail but in judicial custody in other cases; Lokesh Sharma alias Ajay Tiwari alias Ajay alias Kalu who is out on bail but in judicial custody in other cases; Nabakumar Sarkar alias Swamy Aseemanand alias Ramdas who was granted bail on March 23, 2017; Bharat Mohanlal Rateswar alias Bharatbhai Mohanlal Rateswar who is out on bail; and Rajendhar Chowdary alias Samundhar alias Dasarath alias Lakshman Das Maharaj who is in judicial custody.
All accused acquitted in Mecca Masjid blast case. Another agenda of Hindu Terror is Exposed. SATP, IDS, Analyses, Even NCTC of USA said Harkat-ul-Jihad al-Islami was behind #MeccaMasjidBlast . SATP cited Vikar Ahmed as Main suspect. But Congress was busy in coining Hindu Terror.
— Anshul Saxena (@AskAnshul) April 16, 2018
The sixth accused Sunil joshi died under mysterious circumstances in December 2007. The seventh and eighth accused Sandeep V Dande and Ramchandra kalsangra are absconding so the verdict remains pending on them.