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Accused in Mecca Masjid blast case acquitted

Accused in Mecca Masjid blast case acquitted

Hyderabad, Apr 16 (UNI) The five accused, including godman Swami Aeemeenand, in the Mecca Masjid blast near the histroric Charminar during prayers on May 18, 2017 and sent shock waves in the city, were acquitted by the special court dealing with the National Investigation Agency (NIA) cases, on Monday.

Pronouncing the judgment, the court located in the Nampally area of the city said that the prosecution had failed to prove charges against the accused persons.

Those acquitted by the court were Devender Gupta, Lokesh Sharma, Swami Assemnand, Bharath Babu and Rajender Choudhary.

Nine people had been killed and about 60 others injured when an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) went off during prayers at the masjid.

In the subsequent police firing to control mobs near the masjid, five people were killed.

In all, ten people allegedly belonging to the right wing organisations were named as accused but only five of them had been arrested and charge sheets filed against them.

Sources said that the NIA may approach the High court.

(Eds : Pick up suitably from earlier series).

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21 Sep 2018 | 11:23 PM

Nanded, Sep 21 (UNI) A Magistrate court at Dharmabad on Friday asked Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu and his 16 associates to remain present during a hearing due on October 15, after their advocate and three former MLAs appeared before the court in the matter of Babhali irrigation agitation case.

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21 Sep 2018 | 11:14 PM

Nanded, Sep 21 (UNI) The Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya
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simultaneously with its nationwide launch on the same day at Ranchi
in Jharkhand, informed collector Aurn Dongre, on Friday.

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BJP will come to power in AP in 2019 : Kanna

21 Sep 2018 | 11:08 PM

Visakhapatnam, Sep 21 (UNI) Expressing that BJP will be emerging as a reckoning force against Telugu Desam Party, YSRC Congress and Jana Sena Parties in Andhra Pradesh, BJP State president Kanna Lakshminarayana uttered confidence that BJP would come to power in the state in 2019 elections.

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Bishop Franco Mulakkal arrested in alleged nun rape case

21 Sep 2018 | 10:57 PM

Kochi, Sep 21(UNI) Giving up all uncertainty, confusion and speculations, Kerala Police have arrested
Jalandhar Bishop Franco Mulakkal, who is alleged of raping a nun multiple times between 2014 to 2016, here on Friday.

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Ganja worth Rs 8 lakh seized from Nashik house

21 Sep 2018 | 10:30 PM

Nashik, Sep 21 (UNI) The police have seized 136 Kg ganja (hemp)
worth Rs 8 lakh during a raid on a house in Ganeshwadi in Panchavati
area of city and arrested a man in this connection.

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