Special court acquits all 5 held in 2007 Mecca Masjid blast case

India Majlis-e Ittehadul Muslimeen president Asaduddin Owaisi addressing the media in Hyderabad last year. Owaisi has claimed that many witnesses in the Mecca Masjid blast case turned hostile after 2014 when the BJP came to power

Special court acquits all 5 held in 2007 Mecca Masjid blast case

A special National Investigation Agency (NIA) court on Monday acquitted all five accused, including Swami Aseemanand, in the 2007 Makkah Masjid bomb blast case.

The case was later handed over to the National Investigation Agency (NIA) in 2011.

- The theory of "Hindu terror" was a concocted one.

Salian had at the time said she had received verbal instructions from the NIA asking her to give the accused an easy ride. Her statement had made headlines.

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All accused in Mecca Masjid blast case have been acquitted by Namapally Court.

Sadhvi Pragya, Lt Colonel Shrikant Purohit were named the key conspirators in the Malegaon blast case. Nine people lost their lives in the blast and 58 others sustained injuries.

However, only five of them were arrested and faced trial in the case. The blast had claimed around 9 lives. Later, the matter was transferred to the CBI, but then this case went to the NIA.

The original NIA chargesheet had included ten people for conspiracy and in carrying out the attack with an IED device on May 18, 2007. Dange and Kalsangra are absconding. Out of these, five had been arrested. Reports suggest that another accused, identified as Sunil Joshi had already died. The incident, which occurred in the courtyard of the dargah, popular as Ajmer Sharif, took place during the holy month of Ramzan just before Iftar festivities were to begin.

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They allegedly placed the bombs in the 17th century monument during Friday prayers, when thousands of people had gathered.

The veridct has revealed the true nature of Congress which had used the theory of "Hindu terror" to insult the Hindu religion in order to play appeasement politics, says BJP's Sambat Patra in a press briefing.

Aseemanand was acquitted past year in the 2007 Ajmer Dargah terror attack. He got bail in the 2014 Samjhauta Express blast case.

"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".

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