Aseemanand gets bail in Mecca Masjid case

The Fourth Metropolitan Sessions Judge court here on Thursday granted bail to Swami Aseemanand and Bharath Bhai, in the Mecca Masjid blast case that took place in May 2007.

Published: 16th April 2018 08:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th April 2018 08:01 AM   |  A+A-

A man performs 'Wudu' , the ritual cleansing at the Mecca Masjid in Hyderabad. (R.Satish Babu |EPS)

By Express News Service

HYDERABAD: The Fourth Metropolitan Sessions Judge court here on Thursday granted bail to Swami Aseemanand and Bharath Bhai, in the Mecca Masjid blast case that took place in May 2007.

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Swami Aseemanand alias Nabakumar Sarkar alias Ramdas of Gujarat was named as accused No 6 and Bharat Mohanlal Rateswar alias Bharath Bhai was named as  accused No 7, by the National Investigation Agency during the investigations into the blast at the mosque on May 18, that claimed the lives of nine persons.

The bail for Aseemanand, just a few weeks after the judgment acquitting him in Ajmer dargah’s blast case, comes as a relief for the former RSS member.

Swami Aseemanand

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In the first week of March this year, Aseemanand and three others have been acquitted by the Special NIA court in New Delhi in connection with the Ajmer Dargah blast.

An improvised explosive device was detonated inside Mecca Masjid on May 18, 2007 at 1.25 pm, during Friday prayers. Nine persons died and 58  were injured in the blast.

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