The National Investigation Agency special court judge K Ravinder Reddy tendering his resignation hours after pronouncing acquittal of 5 people in the 2007 Mecca blast has only stoked speculations.
Reddy, who is also the President of the Telangana Judges Association, has however cited “personal reasons” for his resignation.
It need be mentioned that as the NIA took over the Mecca blast case from CBI, the families of the dead victims and those who were injured had renewed hopes of justice.
The court had acquitted all five accused including Naba Kumar Sarkar alias Swami Aseemanand.
The NIA court cited the lack of evidence for the decision.
It need be recalled that it was on May 18, 2007 that an improvised explosive device (IED) had torn through Mecca Masjid and killed nine people besides injuring 58 others.
Meanwhile post the judgement, the All India Muslim Majlis-e-Mushawarat (AIMMM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi blamed the
National Investigation Agency (NIA) for the acquittal of the five accused in the 2007 case.
He alleged that the whole prosecution done by the NIA was basically to ensure that all accused were acquitted by
Even the victim’s families have demanded that the real culprits be caught and justice be done in the case.
Meanwhile, though he has been cleared in the Mecca blast case, Swami Aseemanand also faces a trial in the 2007 Samjhauta Express train blast.
Post the judgement, security has been beefed up in Hyderabad.>