Finally, the verdict of the historic Mecca Masjid blast case is pronounced after the eleven years by the special court on Monday. The court announces that that all the five accused on the powerful blast case is freed due to lack of evidence. The Mecca Masjid blast killed the nine people and injured 58.
JP Sharma, the defence advocate said, “The judge in his order observed that not a single allegation levelled by the prosecution could be proved, and hence he declared all the accused acquitted”.
The Mecca Masjid Blast were listed as the prominent cases of the Hindu terrorism. Initially, the suspect of the case was directed towards fundamentalist group with the help of Pakistan’s Inter Service Intelligence (ISI) but later on with further investigations, the culprits were identified as the Hindu right-wing in the city.
The local Andhra Pradesh police took the case at the primary level for the investigation but later on, transferred to the CBI and finally, National Investigation agency (NIA) has taken over the case in 2011.
Altogether, 10 people were accused in this case, out of which five were arrested including Swami Aseemanand (Naba Kumar Sarkar), Bharat Mohanlal rateshwar (Bharat Bhai), Rajendra Chowdhary, Devendra Gupta and Lokesh Sharma.
Swami Assemanand and Rateshwar were out in bail while the other three accused were in the jail. The other two accused of the case Sandeep V Dange and Ramchandra Kalsangra are still absconding while Sunil Joshi died.