Mecca Masjid blast: Aseemananda granted bail by Hyderabad court

At least, nine people were killed and 58 injured when an IED exploded inside the Mecca Masjid here on May 18, 2007.

Published: 23rd March 2017 06:13 PM  |   Last Updated: 24th March 2017 04:37 AM   |  A+A-

Right wing Hindu group Abhinav Bharat member Swami Aseemanand. (File | PTI )

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.

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.

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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