Published: Mon, April 16, 2018
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

Aseemanand brought to special NIA court in Hyderabad

Aseemanand brought to special NIA court in Hyderabad

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

Two accused persons - Sandeep V Dange and Ramchandra Kalsangra - are still absconding.

2007 Mecca Masjid blast case: In the afternoon of May 18, 2007, at around 1:15 pm, a pipe bomb ripped through the 17th-century Mecca Masjid of Hyderabad, which is located in the old city area, close to Charminar.

After the explosion immediately several peoples believed that the terror act was carried out by a group called Harkat-ul-JIhad-al-Islami with the backing of Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI). Swami Aseemanand was acquitted in that case.

They allegedly placed the bombs in the 17th century monument during Friday prayers, when thousands of people had gathered. In 2011, the Mecca Masjid Blast case was taken over by the NIA.

"Swami Aseemanand, Bharat Bhai Rateshwar, Rajendra Choudhary, Lokendra Sharma and Devender Gupta who were facing trial were acquitted in the case, said Aseemanand's advocate J".

In March 2017, a court in Rajasthan had sentenced Devendra Gupta and others to life in jail in the Ajmer Dargah blast case.

However, only 5 of the total 9 accused were tried in the court.

"Indreshji met me at Shabri Dham (Aseemanand's ashram in the Dangs district of Gujarat) sometime in 2005".

Joshi was shot dead in 2007.

Police personnel outside the Nampally Court during a hearing on the Mecca blast case, in Hyderabad on Monday. "Witnesses turned hostile in the case".

In a third tweet, Owaisi responded to another user's tweet quoting an NIA official saying that the elite investigation agency will decide future course of action after examining the court judgment.

"Justice has not been done, the NIA & the Modi govt didn't even appeal against the bail that was given to the accused within 90 days".

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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