Monday, Dec 10 2018 | Time 05:11 Hrs(IST)
image
  • UN Security Council condemns sexual violence in South Sudan
  • Group of 43 irregular immigrants dumped by traffickers on beach of Cyprus island
States Share

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).

UNI SMS CS 1500

More News

Jharkhand native held in Goa for seriously injuring person

09 Dec 2018 | 11:25 PM

Panaji, Dec 9 (UNI) A native of Jharkhand was arrested at Calangute in North Goa on Sunday for allegedly grieviously injuring a person with a chopper on December 8, 2018.

 Sharesee more..
Assembly elections of five states are not semi-finals for Lok Sabha 2019: Rajnath

Assembly elections of five states are not semi-finals for Lok Sabha 2019: Rajnath

09 Dec 2018 | 11:07 PM

Mathura, Dec 9 (UNI) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh here on Sunday said that assembly elections of five state should not be considered as semi-final for Lok Sabha elections.

 Sharesee more..

Worker stabbed to death

09 Dec 2018 | 10:56 PM

Ujjain, MP, Dec 9 (UNI) A 22-year-old labourer dwelling within a hut that she built at Mahananda Nagar locality has been fatally stabbed with a knife, law enforcement authorities said.

 Sharesee more..
Vasundhara confident of retaining power in Rajasthan

Vasundhara confident of retaining power in Rajasthan

09 Dec 2018 | 10:56 PM

Jaipur, Dec 9 (UNI) Against the backof outcome of various exit poll surveys in respect of December 7 Rajasthan assembly polls-that gives clear majority to opposition Congress-, Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on Sunday exuded confidence about retaining power for second successive term.

 Sharesee more..
Vasundhara confident of regaining power in Rajasthan

Vasundhara confident of regaining power in Rajasthan

09 Dec 2018 | 10:55 PM

Jaipur, Dec 9 (UNI) Against the backof outcome of various exit poll surveys in respect of December 7 Rajasthan assembly polls-that gives clear majority to opposition Congress-, Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on Sunday exuded confidence about retaining power for second successive term.

 Sharesee more..
image