The NIA special judge Ravinder Reddy, who had tendered his resignation as soon as he acquitted all accused in the Mecca MAsjid blast case has been asked to report to work.
The Acting Chief Justice of Hyderabad High Court Ramesh Ranganathan turned down Judge Reddy’s resignation as well as the cancelled the 15-day leave.
It is said that the resignation was rejected on the ground that he did not give a three-month notice. Reddy has been asked to report to work.
It need be mentioned that it was on April 16 that Ravinder Reddy, a special judge for NIA cases, tendered his resignation hours after delivering the verdict in the Mecca Masjid blast case.
The acquitted included Devendra Gupta, Lokesh Sharma, Bharat Mohanlal Rateshwar alias Bharat Bhai and Rajendra Chowdhary.
It is however, said that the judge Reddy cited “personal grounds” for putting in his papers.
While pronouncing the judgment in the case, Reddy said that the prosecution failed to prove even a single allegation against the five accused.
The blast at Mecca Masjid on May 18, 2007 had killed nine people and injured 58 others.>