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Mecca Masjid blast case: NIA judge K Ravinder Reddy, who resigned after acquitting all 5 accused, resumes duty

Reddy had acquitted five persons including right-wing activist Swami Aseemanand in the Mecca Masjid blast case.

Edited by: India TV News Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: April 19, 2018 13:49 IST ]
2007 Hyderabad Mecca Masjid blast case

2007 Hyderabad Mecca Masjid blast case

K Ravinder Reddy, the special judge for NIA cases and Fourth Additional Metropolitan Sessions judge, who had tendered his resignation citing "personal reasons" hours after pronouncing the Mecca Masjid blast verdict has resumed duty.

A special anti-terror court acquitted Hindutva preacher Swami Aseemanand and four others in the 2007 Mecca Masjid blast case, holding that the prosecution failed to prove “even a single allegation” against them. 

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Apart from Aseemanand, those acquitted are -- Devendra Gupta, Lokesh Sharma, Bharat Mohanlal Rateshwar alias Bharat Bhai and Rajendra Chowdhary.

"Prosecution (NIA) could not prove even a single allegation against any of the accused and all of them stand acquitted," J P Sharma, the counsel for Assemanand, told reporters after the verdict was pronounced by special judge for NIA cases K Ravinder Reddy.

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