NIA special Court can now hear the verdict in this case after 11 years of blasts in Hyderabad’s Mecca Masjid. In this blast, nine people were killed, and 58 people were injured. In this case, a charge sheet was filed against eight out of the ten accused in this case, which included the name of NabKumar Sarkar aka Swami Aseemanand. Of the eight people who were charge sheeted, Swami Aseemanand and Bharat Mohanlal Ratneshwar aka Bharat Bhai were out on bail, and three people are still in jail. An accused Sunil Joshi was murdered during the investigation. Two more accused Sandeep V. Dange and Ram Chandra Kalsangra has been claimed that they have also been murdered. In the blast case, the CBI had first arrested Aseemanand in 2010, but in 2017 they got conditional bail. He got bail in the 2014 Samjhauta Express blast case.
During the investigation, Aseemanand had changed his statements many times. He had earlier accepted the allegations and subsequently refused to join the role of conspiracy. It is important that on May 18, 2007, at noon, 27 minutes, there was a blast during prayer, in which five people died on the spot. It had happened, and four people were seriously injured, later these four people also lost their lives in life.
There were 10 thousand people present during the blast in the mosque. Two live bombs were also recovered which Hyderabad Police had inactive. Later, the matter was transferred to the CBI, but then this case went to the NIA. The agency listed 226 prosecution witnesses, of whom 64 had changed.
As it happened:
May 18, 2007: Blast on Friday in Mecca Masjid: 9 killed and 58 wounded.
June 2009: CBI made The RSS activist Sunil Joshi prime accused.
December 29, 2007, Joshi shot by three unknown people
November 19, 2010: CBI arrests Aseemanand, member of acting India organization Meanwhile, the Investigation Agency has also arrested Devendra Gupta and Lokesh Sharma.
December 18, 2010: Asimanand confesses to join blast in front of the court
April 2011: The investigation of this case was handed over to CBI
March 23, 2017: Hyderabad court has granted Aseemanad bail on condition that he can not leave Hyderabad and Secunderabad. He remained in jail for seven years.
March 31, 2017: Asimanand Released from Jail.
Fourth Additional cases have completed the hearing on Metropolitan Session Court of NIA. It had postponed the decision of the judgment last week till Monday. After the initial investigation by local police, the case was transferred to the CBI. The CBI filed the charge sheet too. After this, the matter was handed over to the NIA by the CBI in 2011.