HYDERABAD: "I had a lot of trust in the judiciary but today's judgement is very one-sided. It brings back the memories that I witnessed when the blast first went off in 2007. I have lost faith in the judiciary," said Syed Aatiq.
Aatiq is a bangle maker who lost his relatives in the blast, had his hopes pinned on the verdict. Police have been deployed in large numbers in his neighbourhood post the judgement to prevent any untoward incident.
For Muhammad Abdul Kareem, who was wrongly accused in the case, the blame falls not on the judiciary but the investigating officers who couldn't collect enough evidence. "There are no more honest officers like Hemant Karkare in the country. Majority of them are corrupt. The ones that are honest are suppresed by the corrupt."
"Any person in his professional capacity can make a sound judgment between right or wrong. Similarly a police official can guess whether a person is guilty or not. he said.